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Nottingham Consultancy Challenge

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Do you have a real-life business idea, project or problem that you don’t have the time or resources to work on? Through the Virtual Nottingham Consultancy Challenge, you could benefit from free business support from University of Nottingham students and graduates.


If you want to know more or take part, please contact:

George Lycett 


How will the scheme work?

We will assign each project as a ‘Challenge’ to a number of our students and graduates who will work on it over a four-week period, contributing around 120 hours in total, from Monday 20 July.

The scheme will be completely remote, you will need to commit around four hours to virtually meet with the students over the four weeks. The Challenge will be concluded with a written report and presentation.

This scheme is invaluable to our students, your project could allow them to gain work experience and develop their employability skills during a summer when they may be finding it difficult to do so otherwise.

If you would like to submit a project or to speak to us about this scheme, please get in touch with George Lycett.


Hear from participating organisations

Gaining a fresh insight into areas of business we could explore in the future, and having an independent outside view on current challenges has been great for the business and will help drive forward changes.
The students did a great job getting to grips with a complex industry, their research was timely and useful and they behaved in a professional manner throughout.
ID Ward
The students worked exceptionally well in their response to the brief and covered all issues raised, and made really useful suggestions for ways to combat organisational problems that we had never previously considered.
Nottingham Writers Studio

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