Working with business
We'll help you find government, research council or University funding for your business. Funding opportunities
are available for both research projects and to help you employ our students and benefit from their knowledge and skills.
Expertise and consultancy
Our University offers many ways for you to
access our expertise, including consultancy, collaborative and
commissioned research and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. We can introduce
you to available funding opportunities to
help you meet the cost of a project.
Our new degree apprenticeships in Software Engineering
and Electronic Engineering are an ideal combination of vocational and academic study. By offering an apprenticeship
you can grow your talent by developing motivated, skilled, qualified and loyal employees. Best of all, government
funding meets a large part of the cost of offering these apprenticeships.
Internships, work placements and graduate recruitment
Get some fresh thinking by engaging our students and graduates through
internships, work placements and graduate
Our industry advisory board is instrumental in planning our courses and
ensuring students graduate with relevant, real world experience.
With a brief to develop an idea which uses technology to solve problems,
our students have the opportunity to present ideas and showcase their skills
to local employers and peers at an end-of-year Open Day and Presentation.
Some students will even find themselves working on a project with a local
business throughout the whole year - could it be yours?
Project Open Day
Showcasing our undergraduates' final year projects and their outcomes to a wide audience, our Project Open Day is a great
opportunity for you to meet our students and academics, get an insight into what really goes on in our School, and start
conversations with the computer scientists of the future.
Facilities and event venues
We have a variety of facilities and
venues available in both Colchester and Southend and can host events for
up to 1,000 people.
Base your business at our sites in Colchester
or Southend and benefit from having our expertise and services on your
doorstep. At our Colchester
Knowledge Gateway you'll be
close to our Department, enabling us to build long-term working
Work with us
Our wealth of expertise is driving business forward. Work with us through our range of consultancy and
knowledge-sharing services. Explore new opportunities in cutting-edge areas, from big data to environmental sustainability.
Bright spaces for SMEs
Suites and units from 1,750 to 3,735 square feet are available at Parkside Office Village (Colchester Campus),
with excellent on-site facilities.
Developing future talent
We build employability into our courses, giving our graduates the skills you need. Engage with our students in many ways, from traditional internships and graduate recruitment to original
schemes such as our Masters student placements.
Wivenhoe House Hotel
The four-star Wivenhoe House Hotel is located in tranquil parkland at our Colchester Campus,
on the outskirts of the town. The hotel offers luxurious accommodation, a contemporary restaurant and private dining and flexible event facilities.