Industry Projects are credit-bearing modules which see City students (either working in groups or individually) work on a live project set by an organisation, with the aim of providing tangible solutions and/or recommendations on issues outlined in the project brief.
These modules are available to third year undergraduate City students from the Bayes Business School, The City Law School, the School of Policy & Global Affairs, and the School of Communication & Creativity.
Research shows that students who have professional experiences are more likely to succeed in the graduate labour market.
These projects will enable students to gain a good understanding of challenges faced by organisations, increase their commercial business awareness and directly impact their graduate prospects. On top of that, the module aims to develop their professional skills of business writing, project management, presentations and team work.
With a diverse cohort of students, Industry Led Projects enable you to add value to your business and solve real life business problems, with the project parameters entirely down to you.
Depending on what stream or academic discipline you would like to engage with (Business, Law, Arts or Social Science), these modules will occur in either the Autumn term (approximately October to December) or the Spring Term (approximately January – March).
The benefits of taking part in the Industry Led Projects are:
- Employers will receive the final project deliverable to keep as your intellectual property
- No cost involved
- Access to a diverse pool of City students, working for you on a project of benefit
- Small-time and light-touch commitment – only a few touch points across the whole process
- In past years, students have received job offers with their employers as a result of their participation on the project due to the high-level quality of work produced
- Chance to receive a quality deliverable, as students are supported by Academics throughout the process.
How to offer an Industry Led Project
The project should look to focus or solve a business problem and result in a tangible deliverable of benefit to your organisation.
Projects can cover a wide variety of topics and can include consultancy, legal, finance, marketing, HR, community and business operations. You can propose any number of project briefs, with a recommended supervisor/point of contact for each. Please provide a clear project brief.
- Once you have submitted a project brief, you will be contacted by a member of the module for an introductory call. You will discuss the parameters of the project, the next steps and cover any questions you may have.
- You will be introduced to the student/student group. You will be able to introduce your project and outline the key objectives and desired outcome. This can be done either virtually or in person.
- You will be required to have a few check-ins throughout the term (either via email or virtual call) where you can track the progress of the project and review as necessary.
- You will then be invited to join the final presentation (week 10), where the student/student group will present their completed project outcome and provide you with the desired deliverable.
If you would like to take part, please fill in the form to register your interest:
A member of our Employer Engagement team will then be in touch.