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Nottingham Consultancy Challenge

Consultancy Challenge

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, teamworking and problem solving over an eight-week period in the spring semester.

There are challenges taking 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 the challenge is based.

How to apply

Applications are now open. Read the information below before filling in the application form.

Applications will close on 1 December 2017.


Come to an information session

Come to one of our information sessions to find out more about the Consultancy Challenge. No booking required – just turn up.

University Park

9 November 2017: 12–1pm
LG11 Trent Building

14 November 2017: 1–2pm
A48 Clive Granger Building


6 November 2017: 12–1pm
A32 Dearing Building

16 November 2017: 11am–12pm
B18 XU Yafen Building (formerly Amenities Building)

Sutton Bonington

7 November 2017: 1–2pm
B01/B02 Gateway Building

15 November 2017: 2-3pm
B01/B02 Gateway Building


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:

  • helping a specialist recruitment agency to identify new business opportunities
  • analysing the economic challenges in a geographical area in support of a fundraising bid
  • devising a marketing plan for a new app for a charity
  • assessing and making recommendations for a social media campaign for a small business
  • supporting a charity with an evaluation of a service

Participating organisations this year include:


Uni Park, Sutton Bonington or Jubilee?

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

You are free to express a preference for a challenge on whichever campus you like – it doesn't have to be the campus on which your studies are based.

The dates of the challenges are below and you have to be available each week for the Challenge you choose. The application form will ask for your choice.

University Park challenge

Every Tuesday from 30 January to 20 March: 12–2pm

Sutton Bonington Campus challenge

Every Wednesday from 31 January to 21 March: 2–4pm

Jubilee Campus challenge

Every Thursday from 1 February to 22 March: 10am–12pm


Hear from last year's students

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.


Apply now

Fill in application form

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