Students are faced with a real-life business challenge at a local organisation, providing students with the opportunity to use and build their skills, develop their employability and learn more about the working world.
Each team of students will be provided with a short project brief from their host organisation, outlining the details of a particular business challenge. Past projects have involved research, marketing, product development and evaluation.
After working on the project for a set amount of time, each team will present their findings and recommendations to the organisation. Throughout the programme, students receive advice, training and support around project management and presentation skills from the QMUL Careers & Enterprise team.
Who can become a QConsultant?
Each round of QConsult is open to all QMUL undergraduates. Those undergraduates who graduated in summer 2017 may apply for the autumn 2017 round only. Postgraduate students are not eligible to apply.
Hours and pay:
Student consultants are asked to spend 20 hours in total on their consultancy projects (with additional training on top) and are paid London Living Wage (£9.75/hr) for their project work.
This work can take place in the form of a 9 week round in autumn and spring (made up of 5 weeks project work and 4 weeks additional training, meetings and presentations) or a 4 week intensive QConsult round in summer (made up of 1 week project work and 3 weeks additional training, meetings and presentations).
How do I become a QConsultant?
QConsult happens three times a year: autumn term, spring term and over the summer. You will need to complete an application form. Successful applicants are then 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.
Applications are currently closed, but will re-open at the end of October for our spring 2018 round. Stay up to date with QConsult deadlines by signing up to our mailing list.
What have past QConsultants said?
“The QConsult scheme is the best thing I have done at university” – Andre Denton Stewart
“QConsult significantly improved my employability. I had the chance to work in a completely professional environment, where people – our clients – trusted our abilities. It was an incredible chance of develop range of specific and interpersonal skills, which will definitely boost my CV and confidence.” - Carola Bigogno
“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 can I learn more?
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the QConsult team at email@example.com