Projects - Student and graduate talent - University of Derby

Projects

Real world projects

Many courses include opportunities for students to work on real projects with employers. If you are developing a new idea, planning an event or marketing campaign, need research or evaluation of your business you can set a challenge to students. Projects could be a group assignment in a course and supervised by an academic expert or be a student’s dissertation project. These are excellent opportunities for students to work on real world problems and projects with all the challenges that these bring.

To find out more please call the Employer Engagement Team on 01332 592939 or email us.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a Government funded scheme that helps businesses access the UK skills and knowledge base. It provides funding for a 2/3-year strategic project within businesses.

It is a 3-way partnership between a business, a recent high calibre graduate and the University, where all three partners benefit. It requires a permanent transfer of knowledge from the university to the business.

The business gets:

  • A (subsidised) high calibre recent graduate to work, in company, on a strategic project with specific objectives for a 2/3-year period.
  • Access to the skills, knowledge and resources of academics and the university. (Academics commit to working on average ½ day per week on the project.)
  • The expertise of academics and researchers (across all subject areas).

To find out more please contact Dr Amanda Baxendale, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Manager on 01332 597815 or email a.baxendale@derby.ac.uk

If you are developing a new idea, planning an event or marketing campaign, need research or evaluation of your business you can set a challenge to students