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Our vision, aligned with the QMUL 2030 strategy, is to provide an enriching and rewarding experience for the student that enables them to put the academic knowledge into practice. At the same time, we provide a fantastic service to the community by supporting its economic activity.

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 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 there 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.

If you think that we, at qNomics, can support you, or would to support us by becoming a mentor to students, get in touch and our team will be happy to assist you. 

The qNomics Team

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  • Mupi Mbiba – qNomics Co-ordinator. A QMUL alumna, Mupi joined the programme in September 2020 following a placement at MUFG, in the company's Corporate Social Responsibility team.



Leon Vinokur

  • Dr Leon Vinokur – qNomics Academic director. Leon is Reader (Associate Professor) in Economics and Finance Education in the School of Economics and Finance. Prior to becoming an academic Leon worked as a solicitor and a paralegal.


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