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Student Consultancy Project

Work with other students on a real-life consultancy project within UK/International businesses, charities and social enterprises.

SCP Sprint

What is SCP Sprint?

The Student Consultancy Project Sprint (SCP Sprint) gives you the chance to work in multidisciplinary teams solving problems faced by businesses, charities and social enterprises within the UK and Internationally. Gain first-hand experience working with a client whilst receiving support from a Queen Mary supervisor. You will have access to:

  • Training sessions
  • Coaching
  • Client meetings
  • Further professional development offerings

Eligibility and Commitment 

Open to all Queen Mary undergraduates from any academic school (including medicine and dentistry students).

SCP Sprint will take place Monday 6th June to Wednesday 15th June 2022. Participants on this programme will be expected to be available for training and teamwork during standard office hours, 9am-5pm Monday - Friday

Please make sure you are eligible and can commit to this time before applying.

What can you gain from the SCP?

  • Experience of working with a client on a real-life consultancy project.

  • Client management and team working skills in a professional context.

  • Opportunity to use your own initiative and creativity to solve problems.

  • Project management, organisation and time management skills.

  • Professional communication skills, both written and verbal.

Upon successful completion, SCP will be listed on your digital transcript, the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), and you can add it as reference in future job applications. 

How to apply

Applications for SCP Sprint are open from Monday 7th March, and the application deadline is on Sunday 3rd April 2022 at midnight.

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Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our recruitment processes for our student employability programmes, as well as our stated strategic objective of being “the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere”. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments such as requiring the application form in a different format, or would like advice regarding the recruitment process, please email the Student Consultancy Project team on studentconsultancy@qmul.ac.uk

Programme Outline

After working on the project you will present findings and recommendations directly to the client as a team. You and your team will receive training from staff around commercial awareness, project planning, problem solving, teamwork and presentation skills. As well as this, you will participate in a reflection session where you will learn how to apply this experience to future applications and interview.

Past Student Consultants

“I had the chance to work in a completely professional environment, where people – our clients – trusted our abilities. It was an incredible chance to develop a range of specific and interpersonal skills, which will definitely boost my CV and confidence”

“The project was working with a real [company] therefore you are actually making a difference to a business; if you want to get a job then this opportunity gives you great exposure to people…speaking to people regularly develops the right mindset to go out and be proactive about getting a job”

SKETCH (Student Knowledge Exchange Through Community Hubs)

The Student Consultancy Project is now a part of a new QMUL student-led professional services firm called SKETCH (Student Knowledge Exchange Through Community Hubs). SKETCH brings together five student activity strands within QMUL: The Legal Advice Centre, qNomics, qLegal, The Student Consultancy Project, and the QM Social Venture Fund. Each activity strand gives students the opportunity to apply their skills to a real world context, under the guidance of professionals or University staff. External clients will be able to use all of these services if they wish, like a professional services firm.

 

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Deadline Sunday 10th April

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