Students relish the opportunity to work on real world projects and there are a number of options in different subject areas at the University of Brighton. The Green Growth Platform can connect your business with the relevant academics to support you to develop your project, such as:
Small teams of 4th year engineering students can work on an individual business-led projects that focuses on a complex engineering problem. Previous projects have involved assessing a solar farm site, developing a smart domestic energy control system, designing a building integrated wind turbine and working to improve efficiency on the underground.
Marketing and PR
Bright Young Things (BYT) is a final year public relations agency, run by the university's Business School for small groups of students to work with a business client on a live communications project. Support can include copywriting, advertising, social media, press content marketing, images/video, market research, fundraising (including crowd funding), event planning/management, website analytics.
Final year product design students can work on specific business requirements via Brighton Product Lab. Support can include ideation sessions, market research, R&D and prototyping.
Individual student final year dissertation projects can also focus on a real business topic, and there may be options via computing, engineering, the environment and other courses.
Computing Projects (final year)
Students from a range of degree courses can undertake a third year project which can address a real business need and enables the student to utilise their skills and gain valuable work experience.
A final year computing project can involve website/app/software development related to data analysis/databases and processing, focus on a business’s internal systems and adapting or adding functionality, or enhance gaming and digital media capability for the business.
If your company works in the environmental sector, please get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs in more detail.