Student consultancy projects
How it works
Students from the Stirling Management School can contribute a vast range of skills and knowledge to suit many different projects and working environments. Students are available from a number of different degrees to undertake collaborative projects with businesses to the benefit of all parties.
External businesses submit proposals, aligned to a particular course, to suit their needs and if accepted, students are recruited. As these projects are part of students’ coursework, no employment costs are required and only reasonable travel, subsistence and project payments are requested.
As well as the needs of the external provider, projects should meet the academic requirements and deadlines of the degree course. The student will have a university supervisor and an organisation mentor is also required. The organisation mentor will oversee the day-to-day project supervision, workplace induction (if student based onsite) and be able to discuss the student’s progress and performance with the university supervisor. These, and other matters are considered in the University of Stirling Work Placement and Project Policy and will be adopted, to ensure best practice and desired outcomes are achieved. Throughout the process, external businesses are guided and informed of the timelines and requirements for each specific project.
Types of projects available
Consultancy project work is undertaken by undergraduate, Masters level and MBA students. The nature of project work on offer varies at different times of year, however below you will find an overview of some of the areas in which our students could support your organisation, alongside details of when each commences. If you'd like Stirling students to join your business for a specific project, you call fill in our project proposal form.
“We have always found the level of technical knowledge and eagerness has been great and the team of academics are skilled at matching exactly what you want with the students presented for review. The impact some of these students have made on Labels4Kids journey has been fantastic.”
Ann-Maree Morrison, Owner, Labels4Kids
“Both projects delivered a scale of information which was not readily practical for the companies to secure and a questioning insight into the strategic approach being adopted by the companies.”
Stephen Westwood, Consultant, Trainer and Author
"The project undertaken by the student was a valuable piece of work that Mobalpa UK as a small Franchise would never have had the resource, time or funds to achieve on its own.”
Dennis Evans, Managing Director, Mobalpa UK Ltd