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Consultancy Lunchtime Lectures

Thinking of becoming a consultant? Working as a consultant and want to learn how to improve your proposals, prepare budgets and more?

 UCL Consultants (UCLC) are offering a series of new lunchtime sessions covering areas such as an overview of consulting at UCL, proposal development and budgeting. Join us to find out more about UCL Consultants and how we work across UCL to support staff engaging in non-research services.

Introduction to UCL Consultants

These one hour sessions will run quarterly. To express your interest in being added to a mailing list for future lectures, email consultancymanager@uclconsultants.com

For those who have been involved in a small way in a consultancy, or are interested in becoming a consultant via UCL Consultants in the future, this is open to all who would like to understand more about UCL Consultants and how we support UCL.

Financial Awareness

These two hour sessions will run quarterly. To express your interest in being added to a mailing list for future lectures, email consultancymanager@uclconsultants.com

In this course we discuss and build basic budgets, look at the difference between internal costs and external consultant rates, and share some basic tips for good financial management of projects once they have begun.

This short course is aimed at academic staff currently leading and working on Consultancy and Bespoke Short Course projects through UCLC or who would like to do so, who would like to understand how to construct a commercial budget.

Stakeholder Management

These two hour sessions will run quarterly. To express your interest in being added to a mailing list for future lectures, email consultancymanager@uclconsultants.com

In this course, we discuss who are stakeholders and the importance of understanding their influence and interest in our projects. We also explore some tools and techniques for capturing and mapping stakeholder information.

This short course is aimed at academic staff currently leading and working on Consultancy and Bespoke Short Course projects through UCLC or who would like to do so, and who would like to learn more about the importance of good stakeholder management in the success of projects.

Client Engagement

These two hour sessions will run quarterly. To express your interest in being added to a mailing list for future lectures, email consultancymanager@uclconsultants.com

In this course, we discuss the importance of understanding our client, their vision and how this supports the achievement of our benefits, as well as our clients. We also look at some of the differences in language, approach and ways of working between academia and industry.

This short course is aimed at academic staff currently leading and working on Consultancy and Bespoke Short Course projects through UCLC, or who would like to do so, and who would like to explore the expectation and importance of good client communications in the success of projects.

Proposal Development

In this course, we discuss what we mean by the term ‘Requirements’ and how to identify them, the importance of identifying risk and how to consider its effects on our project from the beginning, and how to develop a great consultancy resume.

This short course is aimed at academic staff currently leading and working on Consultancy and Bespoke Short Course projects through UCLC, or who would like to do so, and who would like to learn more about the development of robust technical proposals.