Undergraduates in the Business School have various opportunities to gain real-world experience from external companies and institutions.


Our Alumni Network, with over 20,000 members continue to support and contribute to the Business School undergraduate experience in a variety of ways through mentoring, assessing business projects, contributing to our In Discussion Series, Global Alumni Day, and the 100 Second Pitch competition, #MakeYourMark and our Jubilee Lectures.

Alumni Industry Insights Group

Members of our Alumni meet regularly with our Programme Representatives and Leads to discuss current industry practice and graduate requirements.

Alumni Industry Insights Group


The Business School hosts an extensive programme of public events, executive education, and research seminars, featuring practitioners and academic experts covering a rich spectrum of topics including finance, entrepreneurship, psychological well-being, climate change, and corporate governance.

Guest speakers

Many of our courses utilise industry guest speakers to provide practical insight into contemporary business behaviour.


The Business School has active student societies who work with industry professionals including: the Business Society BizSoc; AIESEC (an international business society); the Student Industrial Society; the Trading and Investment Club (EUTIC) and the Entrepreneurship Club.

Undergraduate student projects

During the fourth year of your Business undergraduate degree you may wish to register for a consultancy project.

This project-based course provides an opportunity to apply, in an integrated fashion, the knowledge and skills acquired elsewhere in your degree programme, in the context of a company or business. You will be working on a 'real' project, with four or five final year undergraduate students specialising in entrepreneurship or management, and will be delivering tailored research and consultancy for a client.

Why get involved?

  • A 12-week research project with a final consultancy report and client presentation.
  • It is an opportunity to work on a 'real' project defined by the company's business needs, which will challenge and increase your motivation.
  • Your experience could provide essential networking opportunities which will help you as a future graduate looking to embark on a career path.
  • By working closely with a client you will acquire an understanding of a working environment while learning practical skills and abilities outside of the classroom.

Examples of previous projects include:

  • New product/service research
  • Evaluation of new markets (domestic and international)
  • Re-designing a product/service to improve value proposition
  • Industry analysis and risk assessments
  • Identify opportunities for innovation by integrating technology
  • Assessing alternative business models
  • Transitioning to a circular business model
  • Market research and customer interviews
  • Marketing and social media strategy
  • Involving users in the innovation processes
  • Business planning for business growth in national and international markets
  • Capacity planning and devising an exit strategy