Student Consultants for Business

Short-term consultancy projects delivered for SMEs from London’s most business-minded students.

Are you one of London’s brightest SMEs? Gain a fresh perspective on your business with the Student Consultants for Business.

Student Consultants for Business offer you the chance to have a team of UCL and London Business School’s best students be your business consultants. Over 8-12 weeks, together with an expert advisor, a student team will deliver a comprehensive short-term consultancy project for you. Drawn from a diverse cross-section of academic backgrounds, the students will add insight, out-of-the-box thinking, and new ideas to any business challenges you face.

Past projects have ranged from technical support for cutting-edge and innovative projects, rapid prototyping and experimental designs to quantitative and qualitative market research and forward-thinking marketing strategies.

How to apply

To apply for any business support activities, you need to fill in the application form.

If your business has not been registered with Companies House yet or is registered but has been trading for less than 12 months, our How to Start and Grow a Business workshop (every last Wednesday of each month, 1-5.30pm) is a prerequisite to any potential further support.

Topics covered

  • Registering your business; legal structures
  • Intellectual property
  • Financial management (bookkeeping, VAT etc)
  • Setting up a website
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Selling (B2B and B2C)

(This workshop is also open to anyone else who has an interest in the topics.)

Following your attendance at the workshop, a member of the business support team will contact you within five business days for further information.

If your business (or you as a business owner) has been trading for more than 12 months, a member of the business support team will contact you within five business days for further information.

If you are interested in having student consultants, fill in this application form.  For more information email businesssupport@ucl.ac.uk.

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