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SBM QConsult

Develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience by consulting on a real project for Queen Mary, University of London.

SBM QConsultWork together in a team of five using your creativity and problem solving skills to take on a consultancy challenge! Previous clients have been SBM Marketing & Recruitment, QMUL Estates & Facilities, Students’ Union with projects such as looking at the interiors of the new SBM building, reducing the school’s carbon footprint and contributing to the Year 1 transformation project.

Who can become an SBM QConsultant?

This programme is open to all SBM students, both undergraduate, postgraduate students and recent graduates. All SBM students can undertake SBM QConsult once during their studies.

What is the commitment?

The programme will take place over ten weeks in semester A and semester B.  You will work part-time and independently on campus. You will get paid £10.55 per hour (above London living wage) for 30 hours of project work and training. You will receive training around consultancy, project management, professional and presentation skills. You will also attend in your team regular project coaching meetings with a project supervisor and a post-project debrief where you will learn how to apply this experience to future applications and interviews.

SBM QConsult is a semester long. All applicants must be available for assessment on Wednesday 4 December 2-5pm, training on Wednesday 22 January 2-5pm & the debrief session on Wednesday 1 April, 2-5pm. Further training and coaching will be booked in due time and around your studies.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of taking part are:

  • Build and evidence all the skills that employers most look for in a recent graduate, these include:
  • Interpersonal & team working skills whilst working with a client as well as in a diverse team.
  • Using your own initiative and creativity to solve problems.
  • Developing your project management, organisation and time management skills.
  • Developing your professional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Get paid £10.55 per hour (above London living wage) for 30 hours of project work and training
  • Receive support, training and advice on project management and consulting
  • Receive a certificate after successful completion

How can I apply?

Applications for SBM QConsult Spring (Semester B) 2020 are now open and will close at 11:59 on Sunday 1st December.

To apply, please submit your application via Target Connect here.  

We strongly advise you to get your application checked by the Careers and Enterprise team before submitting it. To book an appointment, either call 020 7882 8533 or visit the Careers and Enterprise Centre located in Room WG3, Queens' Building. Appointments are available on campus or by Skype/phone.

Applications for SBM QConsult Autumn (Semester A) 2020 will close at 11:59 on Sunday 29th September.

What have past SBM QConsultants said?

“SBM QConsult has undoubtedly made a more confident team player & presenter. It has also helped me become more aware of the consultancy as a field and a possible career opportunity I’d like to pursue. SBM QConsult is by far one of the best experiences I’ve done at university.”

“Working on SBM QConsult has helped me increase my confidence in voicing my ideas. I have also learn key team working and managing conflict skills.”

How can I learn more?

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Helen Green at

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