The idea behind qNomics was to allow students to experience a simulated working environment in which they will be able to help local businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs in understanding questions that pose a hurdle for them in the initial stages of their business.
qNomics was established in 2015 as part of the School of Economics and Finance. It started as a small enterprise with the support of 10 students and business practitioners volunteers who were eager to help the businesses in local community and at the same time put their knowledge of economics and finance into practical application.
Since then, qNomics experienced a steady growth and now it hosts as an environment for over 50 students. Over the years students, supported by practitioners, help many businesses to better understand the questions they face in the initial stages so to increase their chances to set up a successful business.
In 2020 qNomics, became part of a bigger story within SKETCH and is now working with partners from various disciplines to promote a socially driven impact and knowledge exchange through focus for public engagement and thought-leadership activities. At the same time, we provide a fantastic service to the community by supporting its economic activity.
If you think that we, at qNomics, can support you, or would like to support us by becoming a mentor to students, get in touch and our team will be happy to assist you.
qNomics provides financial guidance and resources to technology start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Client comes to qNomics for advice on a range of issues including market strategy, business planning, accounting, funding, and regulatory compliance. Students have the opportunity to counsel clients on issues and guide clients through the various challenges that they face, particularly at the early stage of their business development.
Overall, qNomics offers students different ways to enrich their knowledge and practical experience. We invite you to join one of the programmes, we run under qNomics banner.
Client Advisory - You will have the opportunity to advise clients directly by running advice sessions. (Open for 3Y UG +PG)
Financial Literacy Project - This is an interdisciplinary project within qNomics jointly collaborated with another school. The students will work in groups breaking down key theories related to business and economics, by making them easily digestible and present them via an interactive digital tool designed with the technical support received from the other participating school. (Open for 2Y UG)
Environmental, Social, and Governance Project - Unique project designed to give you the latest knowledge on how companies should promote sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical governance practices within their business. This project will equip students with the tools and techniques to first understand this growing field, design resources and then share the newly gained knowledge via an interactive tool with start-ups who wants to become more sustainable. (Open for 1Y UG)
Student advisers undergo a training programme. The training is delivered by professionals. The training covers, among other things, common financial issues for start-ups, presentation and public speaking skills.
qNomics although provides a useful service to the start-up community, it is primarily about putting theory into practice whilst allowing you time to reflect on your experiences.
You will learn real clients, real financial issues, Drafting skills, actual analysis, Interviewing and communication skills and many more.
School of Economics and Finance students studying on their 3rd Year UG programmes and full time PG students are selected on the basis of an online application for the Client Advisory Project.
School of Economics and Finance students studying on their 2nd Year UG programmes are selected on the basis of an online application for the Financial Literacy Project.
School of Economics and Finance students studying on their 1st Year UG programmes are selected on the basis of an online application for the Environmental, Social, and Governance Project.
Students across School of Economics and Finance will have the opportunity to develop practical collaborative projects involving knowledge of the economics and finance for the business sector. Through client interaction experiences, and participating in those individual projects, students will learn and develop a variety of products, skills and attributes.
Students are working in groups to provide tailored advice to clients. The students are supervised by practitioner who support students from the initial meeting with a client until the final submission of their written advice. This is an activity that repeats across both Semester A and B.
This is an interdisciplinary project within qNomics jointly collaborated with another school. The students from SEF will work in groups breaking down concepts, prioritising key aspects of theory by making it easily digestible. With the technical support from other SKETCH pillar, these knowledge bits will be further converted into interactive tools by allowing the content to be easily accessible and readable. This is an activity that spans across both Semester A and B.
Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), which is a broad and growing topic that refers to how companies promote sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical governance practices within their business. This project will equip students with the tools and techniques to first learn, design and share the knowledge via an interactive tool with start-ups whose focus is to become more sustainable. This is an activity that spans across both Semester A and B.