Access Our Students

We provide organisations with an extensive range of ways to access the technical expertise of our students, through internships, partnerships, collaborative award studentships, project work, and careers fairs. Employers benefit from our high calibre students and our students gain practical experience that will enhance their potential employability.

Benefits of student projects and placements

  • Trial a potential student or graduate employee
  • Access a broad mix of expertise
  • Gain up-to-date skills and knowledge
  • Address a skill or resource shortage
  • Save valuable staff time with a low cost resource
  • Give a student valuable industry experience
  • Trial a new role or research a new idea
  • Part-funded two month internships available

Business and Enterprise Projects

We successfully place students from School of Computing and Communications degree schemes into organisations each year, ranging from local and regional small and medium sized businesses to International Corporations.

Some of the schemes we can offer include:

  • Consultancy Projects and Internships – from ten days to twelve month projects
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) – one to three year projects
  • Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE) – 

    CASE offers a way for businesses to develop an extended partnership with the university through a heavily subsided long term R&D project.

    Awarded by the UK Research Council, CASE Studentships provide funding for the most able students to undertake three years of study for a PhD degree (five years for part time awards) and work on a project jointly designed and supervised by a university department and a company.
    Companies can be from the public, private or voluntary sectors,ranging from multinationals, SMEs, local authorities and registered charities.

    The student will be specially selected in collaboration with the company and will spend at least 3 months during the period of the award at the company's premises. The company partner is required to contribute a minimum of a third of the Research Council's contribution.

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  • Doctorial Training Centres (DTCs) – six months to three year projects

Careers Fair

Employers are invited to attend careers fairs and workshops with our students, which provide a free opportunity to communicate one-to-one with over 1000 potential candidates and enhance your company profile.