Collaborative Project

A key feature of many of our programmes is the Collaborative Project module, where a cross-section of students address a brief provided by a real business or organisation.

About the Project

Students from across the University form interdisciplinary teams and use their individual experiences and expertise to solve a real business problem, provided by one of our corporate partners. The team work together for the duration of a semester to explore innovative and creative solutions to their brief, before presenting their findings to their business partner.

This exciting module enables students to develop their knowledge through experiential learning, by working with one another and in partnership with a real business or organisation. Each student is able to develop their problem solving skills, and can experience real-life strategic planning, commercial awareness, communication and team working.

Collaborative Project 2017-18

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Collaborative Project Show 2019

On Tuesday 5 March 2019, the Collaborative Project Show will bring together students, staff and our partner organisations to witness the outcome of this year's Collaborative Project module. The module saw 881 postgraduate students work in 166 multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on a brief set by one of 32 partner organisations.

All are welcome to attend the event.

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We understand that the Collaborative project is a new and exciting prospect of your studies with us, but you will also have some questions. Take a look at our FAQs page for answers.

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Previous partners

Take a look at some of the diverse businesses and organisations that have previously worked with us on the Collaborative Project.

Previous partners