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Nottingham Consultancy Challenge

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The Nottingham Consultancy Challenge offers you the chance to gain hands-on experience of managing a short-term project for a local business or charity as part of a team.

You'll gain skills in project management, team working and problem solving over an eight-week period in the spring semester.

There are challenges taking place on the Jubilee, University Park and Sutton Bonington campuses so you can choose your preferred location – and you don't have to be studying at the campus where the challenge is based.

Applications for 2018 have now closed. Check this page in autumn for details of the 2019 challenge.


What could you be doing?

Each client has selected an issue or a problem that is important to them. They may not have the resources or expertise to address the issue, so would like your insight.

Previous projects have included:

  • helping a specialist recruitment agency to identify new business opportunities
  • analysing the economic challenges in a geographical area in support of a fundraising bid
  • devising a marketing plan for a new app for a charity
  • assessing and making recommendations for a social media campaign for a small business
  • supporting a charity with an evaluation of a service

Uni Park, Sutton Bonington or Jubilee?

Challenges take place at all three UK campuses – University Park, Sutton Bonington, and Jubilee.

If you've already applied, the dates of the challenges are below and you have to be available each week for the Challenge you've chosen.

University Park challenge

Every Tuesday from 30 January to 20 March: 12–2pm

Sutton Bonington Campus challenge

Every Wednesday from 31 January to 21 March: 2–4pm

Jubilee Campus challenge

Every Thursday from 1 February to 22 March: 10am–12pm


Hear from last year's students

Loren Querickiol and Deepak Assudani used their group project to solve a real-life business project for Romax Technology. Hear why they took part and their reasons for recommending it to other students.

Timi Soyombo, a third-year industrial economics student, talks about the two problems he solved for The Vine Community Centre – firstly, a lack of volunteers and secondly, to increase their social media presence.


Careers and Employability Service

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