The Business School would be delighted to discuss how you can share your practitioner insights and expertise with our students in order to complement their studies. This could be through guest speaking or sharing industry case studies, either within the taught curriculum or a public forum.

Green lairds panel attendees
Panel members at a recent carbon offsetting discussion.

Benefits for you and your business

  • Engage with highly motivated international cohorts of students and academics through in-class discussions
  • Raise the profile of your organisation with a group of talented students who will shortly be entering the graduate job market
  • Develop your staff by engaging them with alternative viewpoints in an intellectually stimulating academic environment

How to get involved

  • On-course speaking: Give students the benefits of your specific knowledge in your area of expertise
  • Host a career lounge: Share your career journey and give potential future talent an insight into your business and industry
  • Host a visit to your organisation: where a group of students can experience the dynamics of a business environment first-hand
  • Business events and conferences: Attend as a panel member or guest speaker
  • Collaborate on joint events hosted with industry bodies, giving you a chance to network and keep up-to-date with industry trends and challenges

Recent guest speakers

We welcome guest speakers from a wide range of organisations, including social enterprises, startups, and SMEs as well as corporations, both local and international.

Recent speakers have included numerous founders of startups and SMEs as well as senior board members from:

  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • Fintech Scotland
  • First Bank of Nigeria
  • IDC Zambia
  • National Australia Bank
  • KPMG Scotland
  • OVO Energy
  • Scottish Financial Enterprise
  • Scottish Power
  • Sky
  • Unilever

Joint events

We welcome the opportunity to hold joint events between companies and academics. We have recently teamed up with:

  • Asia Scotland Institute
  • British Institute of Energy Economics
  • Chartered Banker Institute
  • The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute UK
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment
  • David Hume Institute
  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS)
  • Women in Banking and Finance

For more information on speaking at or attending one of our events, please contact us.