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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.

Challenges take 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 your challenge is based.

Applications for the spring 2019 Challenge are now open and will close at 7pm on Sunday 2 December 2018. 

Find out more at a drop-in information session.


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:

  • seeking new market opportunities for a science company's technology
  • developing a sustainability strategy for a natural health product company
  • devising a data collection system for an education charity
  • creating a volunteer recruitment strategy for an international charity

Uni Park, Sutton Bonington or Jubilee?

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

You will need to be available each week at the same time to meet with your team for the full duration of the Consultancy Challenge.

University Park challenge

Every Tuesday from 12 February to 2 April: 12–2pm

Sutton Bonington Campus challenge

Every Wednesday from 13 February to 3 April: 2–4pm

Jubilee Campus challenge

Every Thursday from 14 February to 3 April: 10am–12pm


Come to an information session - no need to book!

Date Time Location
Tuesday 20 November 10–11am Sir Clive Grainger, University Park
Wednesday 21 November 2.30–3.30pm B13, Main Building, Sutton Bonington
Thursday 22 November 10–11am A08 Business School South, Jubilee 
Monday 26 November 3–4pm A40 Sir Clive Grainger, University Park
Tuesday 27 November 3–4pm A08 Business School South, Jubilee
Wednesday 28 November 2.30–3.30pm B13 Main Building, Sutton Bonington

How to apply

Applications close on Sunday 7 December 2018 at 7pm.

Apply now



Hear from previous participants

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.


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