COVID-19 Update

As a valued member of our local business network, we wanted to contact you to let you know our position in response to COVID-19.

In line with the University’s response to Government guidance, we are making the necessary steps to support our partners in business and industry. We appreciate that this is a worrying and difficult time and recognise the unprecedented circumstances that your business and the world faces.

The University of Nottingham continues to follow the advice from the UK authorities. We are transitioning to online teaching from Monday 23 March and our business engagement teams are working remotely. We are taking actions to adapt the way we work together and to ensure where possible we can continue to support and react to your business needs. Whilst face to face delivery of our business networking events will cease for the time being, we intend to deliver our programme of business breakfast events online instead. You can find details of our next event here, which will now take place as a webinar.

Support available now

Across the wider university, our students are still actively looking for internship, placement and graduate opportunities so please do stay in touch with us. If you have projects that could be delivered remotely, our students could be a fantastic resource throughout this time, as we all get to grips with new ways of working.

MBA’s 

Every summer our MBAs work with different firms on specific research projects to assist their business objectives. MBAs have business experience and help firms in all sorts of project areas such as market analyses, process modelling, efficiency improvements, strategic analysis, marketing strategies and other key business tasks. We support you with an academic supervisor from an appropriate discipline and all the information technology resources of the university library’s business databases.The projects run from approximately mid-June to mid-September and could focus upon virtually any issue that you need investigated at that time. Please contact Duncan.Shaw@nottingham.ac.uk for more details.

ERDF Productivity Through Innovation Placements

In response to the current situation we are looking to re-purpose our Postgraduate Placements Nottingham programme, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), to allow us to provide fully funded 100-hour placements to SME businesses in the D2N2 LEP region.  These placements will allow you to tap into the University of Nottingham’s talented postgraduates to work remotely for you. We are hoping to identify projects where we can support your business in navigating and responding to the challenges Covid-19 presents. Please contact ppnenquiries@nottingham.ac.uk for more details.

We will keep you fully informed, however I suggest that you visit our dedicated COVID-19 web pages for the latest information from the University.

You can contact us via email or online meetings. We will also share the latest updates via our Twitter account.

With best wishes,

Gemma, Georgia and the team