Student talent

At the Management School we firmly believe that businesses benefit from connecting with our diverse student community, which provides access to fresh ideas and approaches based on the latest research and thinking. Our students benefit by developing the work-ready skills and knowledge they need through opportunities to meet, network with, work with and learn from business professionals.

Talk with our students

Many business people, and owners, enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk to our students, who often bring a fresh approach, new thinking and enthusiastic curiosity to the discussion. At the Management School there are a number of projects and opportunities for businesses to participate in and benefit from, including:

We also run an extra-curricular programme called ULMS Extra which provides students with the opportunity to enhance their skills and learn practical business information through direct contact with you, the industry. Input from business owners and employers helps us to support the next workforce generation. We will work with you to ensure that, in addition to passing on your knowledge and experience to our students, you benefit as well. You get to choose the activity you deliver, previous sessions involved presentations, mock interviews and workshops.

Finally, we host educational experiences for our students which are commercially focused, such as the 'We can work it out' master's consultancy challenge, which you can view in the short video below. Working in groups our Master's students are presented with consultancy problems from a number of organisations.

Work with our students

Our students study a wide range of business-related subjects and are always keen use their classroom learning in workplaces. If your company would benefit from additional resource to assist on a project, or piece of work that needs to be progressed, why not consider recruiting a Management School intern or develop a longer term 40-week placement

Alternatively, you may wish to work with one of our postgraduate Masters or MBA students on a work-based project.  Perhaps you have a standalone project that can be completed over two-three months but you just don’t have the resource for it or you have a project that needs some fresh insight.      

We also work with industry bodies to prepare our students for their future careers. Our BA Accounting and Finance programme, for example, has strong links with ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA and, as a result, our graduates are exempt from a large number of professional exams. In addition, our MSc Human Resource Management programme is accredited by CIPD.

If you would like to promote any vacancies you have to our extensive graduate community our central CareerHub team can share details across the wider University networks.

If you feel able to share your expertise we would welcome your input; it's a great way to support the next workforce generation whilst raising the profile of your company to potential future, talented employees.

I really enjoyed the process and I was very impressed with the quality of the students and their respective presentations.

Peter Norman, Managing Director, Client Service Delivery, BNY Mellon Pershing after participating in the School's MBA Hackathon.