Consultancy is a key area of the University’s knowledge exchange activity and is defined as;
"an activity carried out by staff within their professional field, through which knowledge and expertise are transferred to an external organisation".
A whole range of organisations across the public and private sectors can benefit from the application of the University’s knowledge through consultancy, and systems are in place to support academics in this area and highlight the significant benefits to the University that can come from such activities (namely the enhancement of external relationships, its reputation and that of its staff, as well as the income it brings).
There are a range of guidelines to follow, but the Research and Enterprise Office will support you, assisting and advising you on a range of issues including;
Further detail is available in the University’s Consultancy Policy Document.
The Team will help with contract negotiations, through the Contracts Manager, authorisation from the university for official acceptance of contracts and, once your consultancy project has started, brief colleagues in the Finance Office to facilitate project set-up.
For further information about consultancy work, please contact your aligned representative on the Business Development Team.
For assistance with an existing piece of consultancy work, please contact your representative in the Research & Enterprise Office.