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Getting the leading-edge

How your organisation can access our postgraduate researchers’ expertise

If you are looking for a high impact, low cost intervention to develop your organisation, enhance a project, or take a fresh look at your business processes, then the University of Nottingham postgraduate placements scheme (PPN) could hold the answer.

We offer organisations the opportunity to work with high-calibre postgraduates for up to 200 hours, part-time for between 3-6 months. Best of all, thanks to university funding, you only contribute £5.00 (plus VAT) per hour toward the costs. We also offer a seamless administration process, which includes recruitment and contracting, to allow you to focus on the supervision of the project itself.  Where host organisations identify a placement project with a potential impact upon their productivity, there is an opportunity for longer-term placements and further funding through our ERDF supported Productivity Through Innovation programme. 


Our award-winning placements scheme facilitates around 130 postgraduate placements per year and we have an excellent track record of matching the right students to our host organisations. Placement students are on our payroll so there are no headcount or payroll requirements for the host organisation, and our contracts cover IPR, commercial confidentiality and Health and Safety.

To discuss ways in which we might be able to help your enterprise please contact us.

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Contact us

Get in touch to discuss how a postgraduate placement might benefit your organisation.

Paul Rice,
Placements Delivery Manager

t: 0115 95 14732

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Postgraduate Placements Nottingham

Graduate School (Research and Innovation)
University of Nottingham
A101 Law & Social Sciences building (LASS)
University Park

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400