Collaborate offers two programmes to students wanting to collaborate with a business: a short programme and a specialised program, where the student consultancy work differs in terms of length and focus.

Short Programme

  • Intensive programme running for 7-10 days outside of term time
  • Students choose a Collaboration category they want to work on
  • Businesses choose a Collaboration Category that will best help them address a current challenge
  • Students can work in Pilot Innovation Teams of up to 4 people to address a business challenge allocated to them
  • Students meet with partnered business at least 2 times in the run of the course

Specialised Programme

  • Longer running programme (up to 6 months depending on project)
  • More flexible for businesses
  • Businesses choose project they want students to work on that is specific to their field of work (e.g. need CAD drawings for current project)
  • Individual students with the relevant skills will be matched to businesses
  • Students meet with business several times across the length of project

I’m interested – sign me up for more information!

Collaborate Student Form
Programme Choice
Which of the two programmes on offer would you like to sign up to?
If you want to sign up for the Short Programme, which category of project do you want to work on?
What are your interests? Is there any particular type of business you would like to work with or a particular sector you would like to gain experience in?
Do you have any particular skills that could benefit a business you collaborate with? Do you have any additional qualifications or training worth noting?