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Learning Partnerships

Connecting with students during their studies brings great benefits to your business. From reducing your recruitment costs to exploring your challenges from a new perspective, we can help.

Working with our students during their studies offers a wide range of benefits to your business. You can work with them on campus or on your own sites. 

  • Build relationships that support your recruitment needs
  • Positive exposure and enhanced reputation
  • Provide employee development and volunteering opportunities
  • Showcase new products and services to your customers of the future
  • Influence the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the future workforce
  • Open the door to other knowledge exchange opportunities with our University
  • Make new connections with other businesses working with our students

You might be surprised by the variety of ways you can connect with students. Some of them might feel a bit daunting. Don't worry. We'll work with you to explore what you want to achieve and outline the ways we think we can help you.  

Partnership to help our students

Working with and learning from businesses informs and inspires our students. Activities can be part of degree programmes or extra-curricular - both enrich the student experience. They can drive student ambition, build confidence and launch careers.

Examples of how you can work with students include:

  • Share your experience - support students' career choices by offering insight and reflections
  • Support events - several of our degree programmes run large, industry-specific events each year
  • Present case studies - bring real-world context to study modules by presenting projects
  • Host site visits - help students to understand different professional environments
  • Set student challenges - ask students to help you overcome your business challenges
  • And more

Offshore wind x learning partnerships

Newcastle University and RWE’s Sofia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the growth of a skilled offshore wind workforce, support the sector’s expansion and drive innovation.

Read the full story.

Networking Fairs

Networking events raise students’ awareness of opportunities in different sectors and industries. For example:

  • ACCESS – for civil engineering and construction
  • CIRCUIT – for electrical, electronic, computing and related fields such as satellite technology, communications and electrification
  • OCEANS – for engineering and other careers in the offshore and maritime sectors
  • GENIE – for Geospatial and Surveying sector careers

The Newcastle University Business School also offers a wide range of opportunities to connect with students.