Faculty of Engineering

Work with our students

The faculty is a dynamic environment and we welcome and encourage industry to engage in both our teaching and research programmes.

There are a range of opportunities for your business to become involved in order to attract the most able students and generally raise your profile within our student community.

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We welcome industry collaboration on our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. 


Graduate recruitment and advertising

There are a number of options we can help employers recruit graduates including:

  • advertising vacancies on our website and social media channels
  • subject specific recruitment and internships fairs
  • arranging employer presentations 

Graduate recruitment activities are managed by the Careers and Employability Service in a faculty based team. Please contact Rachel Ramsden, Engineering Employability Officer, for further information. 

Scholarships, sponsorships and prizes

Our Campaign and Alumni Relations Office offers advice and support on tax-effective giving when making donations to support scholarships, bursaries and prizes. They can also offer advice on publicity and naming opportunities.  

The faculty also actively promotes industrial scholarship programmes for engineering students such as the BP Scholarship Programme.

Another effective way for you to work with students during and after their degrees, is through undergraduate sponsorship. Typically, individual sponsorship by a business is arranged in return for vacation and/or graduate employment. For further information please contact Rachel Ramsden 


Industry led projects

Projects designed by industry provide a real learning experience though no guarantees are made regarding results. The company provides only the resources needed for a project and a small amount of direction. The benefits of a student project for your business include:

  • raising your profile on campus and at careers fairs
  • offering you a means of working closely with engineering students at Nottingham who might then undertake a summer placement or apply for graduate opportunities 
  • developing current graduate scheme employees, offering them opportunities to mentor and supervise our students

Involvement with teaching

Many opportunities exist for company staff to become involved in the delivery of modules through guest lectures, case studies or leadership of group work. Industrialists also like to volunteer to act as Engineering mentors/advisors to students.

In addition, companies are welcome to propose future members of our Departmental Industrial Advisory Boards – we have a wide range of industrialists who advise and comment on course developments, skill requirements and organisation. 


Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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