The 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 Collaborative Project

Students from across the University form cross-disciplinary teams and use their individual experiences and expertise to solve a real business problem, provided by one of our partners organisations. The team work together for the duration of the module (3 weeks) to explore innovative and creative solutions to their brief, before presenting their findings to their partner organisation.

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.

Partner Organisations

We work with a variety of organisations including large multi-national companies, start-ups and charities, take a look at our current Partner Organisations:

  • West Ham Utd Foundation
  • Sports Interactive
  • High Impact Athletes
  • Sysdoc
  • Prorizon
  • Lendlease
  • Tata
  • Endeavours Adventures
  • Minority Rights Group International
  • Red January
  • International Media Support
  • This Great Adventure
  • Ford

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Matteo, Solutions Marketing Manager, Alcatel

"Working with everyone involved throughout the duration of this project has been an absolute pleasure. From the outset, both the students and staff were fully engaged with the agreed brief, remained constantly committed to researching and understanding the subject, and we're actively involved in the regular seminars we held. This admirable level of commitment was reflected in the quality of the suggestions included in their final reports, with some of them even being sent to our product management team for further investigation. I would highly recommend this experience to any other organisation!" Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise


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