Newcastle University London

Industry Informed Learning

Industry informed learning

Exposure to the global business world is integrated into our learning environment and our students undertake a range of activities designed to enable them to build the skills that top employers demand.

Practical projects

You’ll enjoy many opportunities to develop and improve your management, strategic and decision-making skills through practical projects. Typically this will include activities such as:

Group projects

A great way to showcase skills, such as time management, team working, budgeting, presentation and leadership skills, as you put theory to work in a small team. Past student projects have included a live challenge at Spitalfields Market and the CIMA Business Game.

Individual assignments 

A chance to let your personal abilities really shine, working on a practical project set by a well-known businesses. Previous students have, for example, written case studies on organisations such as Marco Pierre White and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Spitalfields Market Challenge

This practical project gives students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills in a real-world environment. Students receive a start-up loan of £350 and are tasked with setting up and running their own business, working in groups to conduct market research, identify and source products, create a pricing strategy and create a marketing campaign. The project culminates in two days spent selling to the public at the iconic Spitalfields Market, close to our campus.

In past years students have sold stress cubes, bow ties, soaps and desk deco. All profits from the businesses are donated to our local charity partner Providence Row.

Spitalfields Market

Industry guest lectures

Our industry partners have input into the curriculum, and may set class assignments. Some lectures and seminars include presentations from leading industry figures, so you get to hear first hand what is like to work in that field.

This year has included:

  • David Smith, EY - Understanding Company Accounts, BSc Accounting and Finance
  • Emily Parrot, ACCA - MSc Banking and Finance
  • Jasbir Gill, Accenture - Managing Organisations and People, MSc International Business Management
  • David Stringer-Lamarre, Institute of Directors - International Business Environment, MSc International Business Management and International Marketing
  • Jason Nye, CIMA - BSc Accounting and Finance

Company off-campus visits

Taking advantage of our central London location, our students undertake visits to relevant organisations. Previous visits have included the Museum of Brands, the Bank of England and the offices of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).