Local organisations are able to solve a business challenge while providing a real-life opportunity where students can use their skills, fulfil their potential and develop their employability.
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.
Student teams work on the project for a specified amount of time, after which they present their findings and recommendations to the business. 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 (£9.75/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).
QConsult Commercial is open to all Queen Mary undergraduates and takes place three times a year: autumn term, spring term and over the summer.
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
Applications are now open for the summer round of QConsult Commercial. You will need to complete our online application form, and successful applicants will then be invited to an assessment centre where we observe how you work together in teams. From there we choose our QConsultants, place you in workable teams and assign you a consultancy project.