Queen Mary’s award winning student consultancy programme is back! QConsult Commercial places QMUL undergraduates into mini consultancy projects in local businesses. Local organisations are able to solve a business challenge while providing students with a real-life opportunity to use their skills and develop their employability.
How does QConsult Commercial work?
- Businesses provide a team of students with a short project brief outlining the details of a particular business challenge. Past QConsult Projects have involved researching and analysing information, looking into improvements around marketing and business development, product development, and reviewing policies and processes.
- The student teams work on the project for a specified amount of time, after which they present their findings and recommendations to the business in the form of a presentation and written report.
- While conducting their projects the students receive advice, training and support around project management and presentation skills from the QMUL Careers & Enterprise team.
- Student consultants are asked to spend 20 hours in total on their consultancy projects and are paid London Living Wage (£9.40/hr) for their project work. This work can take place in the form of a 1 week intensive QConsult round (usually during summer or reading weeks) and a 5 week round (generally during term time).
What have past QConsultants said?
“The QConsult scheme is the best thing I have done at university.” – Andre Denton Stewart
“It has increased my network and my confidence to engage in a network. I know what to do and how to talk to professional people and get connections.” – Maggy Kelly
“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 mind-set to go out and be proactive about getting a job.” – Michael Wilkinson
How do I become a QConsultant?
The Autumn 2016 round of QConsult will take place over Reading Week (7-11 November). You can find a calendar outlining this term’s key dates HERE. Click HERE for the application form and full instructions on how to apply.
If the Autumn 2016 QConsult dates don’t work for you, don’t worry! We will also be running QConsult Commercial over Spring Term and Summer. You can stay up to date with QConsult Commercial deadlines by signing up to the mailing list HERE.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the QConsult Commercial team at firstname.lastname@example.org