Collaborating with industry in teaching and research

The department has strong, mutually beneficial relationships with leading organisations in many sectors of industry and business.

We have an industrial advisory board, made up of representatives from a wide variety of both small and large companies that provide strategic advice on issues such as research, curriculum development, teaching methods, outreach, and collaboration.

The board discuss issues related to the department and their programmes such as course content and final year projects, the board then gives feedback on the quality and industrial relevance. The department then utilises this information to inform best practices and make changes if needed for the following year.

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Industry partners support our teaching programmes

Our partners provide guidance to the department on the programmes it offers and provides feedback to students on the quality of their project work.

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Exclusive industry events

The department hosts industry events such as the employability summit which is attended by members of industrial advisory boards, staff from the careers and employability service, academic staff and also student representatives.