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.
As a leading research-intensive department we work in partnership with businesses,
charities, voluntary organisations and use our resources and expertise to support our
Expertise and consultancy
We have particular expertise in the following areas:
- social research methods (interviewing, focus groups)
- survey analysis
- documenting oral history
- counter-terrorism and surveillance
- youth justice system
- labour markets
- social mobility
You can access our expertise through 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.
Internships, work placements and graduate recruitment
Get some fresh thinking by engaging our students and graduates through
internships, work placements and graduate recruitment.
Essex facilities and event venues
Our University has 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 University's 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 relationships.
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.