Work with our students
Investigation and accumulation of information is one of the key activities that students undertake. They are taught methods of research, analysis and interrogation of information and have strong skills in the use of communication media. Once successfully completed they can take this information and seek to develop it into a creative proposal for the client. This can have a number of advantages:
- It stimulates and inspires company staff by demonstrating a wide range of dynamically presented innovations.
- It will involve a culturally diverse perspective due to the demographic make-up of our student population.
This model can be further tailored to meet the needs of the client in terms of urgency and level of expertise required.
Coventry University works closely with companies across the UK and Europe to offer a wide variety of internships within large corporate businesses, SMEs, public sector organisations and not-for-profit organisations. Internships offer short-term, focused and cost-effective placements that have the advantage of:
- A focused scope of work.
- Well-defined deliverables.
- The chance to assess the future graduates and their fit in an organisation.
Knowledge Transfer is a method of solving problems by embedding knowledge in your organisation. At Coventry University these projects typically involve three parties:
- A company with a specific challenge in an area where they do not have the resource or skill-sets internally.
- A leading academic with an interest in that discipline.
- A recent graduate with a relevant degree.
We have three Knowledge Transfer Solutions. All are time bounded with an itemised budget and activity management reviews built in, helping to keep your project on time and on track.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
12–36 months duration; part funded through the Technology Strategy Board. The graduate is employed by the University, and the projects tend to be highly innovative and strategic in nature. Typically the cost to an SME would be in the region of £2,000 per month.
Short Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (sKTP)
26–50 weeks duration; part funded through the Technology Strategy Board. The Graduate is employed by the University, and the projects tend to be innovative and tactical in nature. Typically the cost to an SME would be in the region of £400 per week.
Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN)
6–24 months duration; part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The graduate is employed by the company which must be an SME, and projects can be strategic or tactical by nature. Typically the total cost to the company would be in the region of £1,700 per month.