Student Consultants for Business

Short-term consultancy projects delivered for SMEs by some of London’s brightest students.

Boost your business by harnessing the fresh ideas and perspectives of UCL’s budding business minds.

Submit a proposal for the Student Consultancy Projects and you could have a team of 4-6 students, together with an project advisor, working to tackle a business issue of your choosing - free of charge.

Who should apply?

If you’re a London-based SME and have been trading for at least 12 months with a possible project for our student consultants, we’d like to hear from you.

You may want to:

  • Investigate opportunities for a new product or service
  • Conduct market research
  • Create an innovative, forward-thinking marketing strategy
  • Just about anything else that you can think of! If you’re not sure if your project is a good fit for the student consultants, feel free to run it by us and can help to shape it.

How do the students benefit?

By participating in the projects, students can expect to gain and develop valuable skills and experience that will put them ahead of the competition upon graduation. Whether the students are studying for a BA or a PhD, this is an excellent learning opportunity.

Some students will be taking part in the consultancy projects as part of a degree course module and are assessed on the quality of their work. Many of these students have said that the consultancy projects were the most enjoyable part of their course.

The Student Consultancy Projects are a learning and development experience for UCL students of all levels and should be recognised as such. Students gain employability skills and work-based experiences while providing free consultancy to local SMEs.


Consultancy projects take place from several start dates throughout the year, and we accept project proposals all year round. A project will generally take 12 weeks and concludes with a final report or presentation.

How do I apply?

Please start by registering your interest here and a member of the team will be in touch within 10 business days to discuss further.