The Collaborative Project is unlike any other module offered at Loughborough University London. Before taking part in the Collaborative Project, its likely that you’ll have a few questions about the experience. We’ve collated some of the most common questions and answers below, but if you find your questions are left unanswered, please email us with your queries and we will get back to you.
What is the Collaborative Project?
The Collaborative Project is a compulsory academic module that brings together all of our students from each of our seven disciplines to work on real-world organisation challenges. Last year saw 664 students work in 122 teams with 19 partner organisations over the course of a 10-week semester.
Why do you offer the Collaborative Project?
Our ambition is to deliver a unique and world-leading postgraduate experience that ensures our students are best placed to positively impact tomorrow’s workplace and society.
What are the benefits to taking the Collaborative Project module?
This exciting module will enable you to develop your knowledge through experiential learning, by working with other students and in partnership with a real business or organisation. You’ll to develop your problem-solving skills, and will experience real-life strategic planning. What’s more, you’ll have plenty of real-life examples to demonstrate your commercial awareness, communication and team-working skills.
What kind of organisations will I work with?
The University partners with a broad range of exciting, progressive and pragmatic organisations both big and small, and profit and not-for-profit. Most of these are situated in and around London to enable lots of opportunities for you to interact with your partner organisation.
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How long is the project?
The Collaborative Project takes place during the first semester, and runs for approximately 10 weeks. Some groups will be invited to present their final project outcomes at the Collaborative Project Show, which is normally held at the end of the semester.
What is the Collaborative Project show?
The Collaborative Project Show takes place at the end of the semester and is an opportunity to present your ideas to all of the project partners, as well as academic and professional services staff and your peers. Only a selection of teams will go forward to present at the Collaborative Project Show. You can find out more about last year's Collaborative Project Show in our news section.
How is the project assessed?
The project is 100% coursework based, consisting of:
- 20% Group project proposal
- 20% Individual reflection
- 30% Final Project Report
- 30% Project deliverables to the client