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Knowledge Exchange Associates

Knowledge Exchange Associate (KEA) is a 3 to 9 month appointment to deliver a knowledge-transfer collaboration between a small or medium-sized enterprise and UCL.

PhD students near completion or recently graduated PhD students can apply to become a KEA and act as a conduit for the transfer of knowledge from UCL to a company that will really benefit from exposure to their specialist knowledge.

Although an employee of UCL, the KEA’s place of work will be within the company for much of the time. The KEA acts as their own Project Manager for their collaboration. The project will be challenging and central to the needs of the company and its development.

One of the key benefits for the KEA is that 20% of their time will be devoted to formal training to enhance their career prospects and their ability to function effectively within a business. Support and training will be given as required. KEA’s will be offered courses at London Business School, at UCL and elsewhere, depending on their individual needs. This training is unique to the KEA and is of direct benefit to them.

The KEA must be a currently enrolled student at UCL or have graduated within the past year. Knowledge Exchange Associates are expected to commit full time to the programme. A stipend of £2,185 will be paid on a monthly basis.

For more information contact businesssupport@ucl.ac.uk