As a university for enterprise one of our key aims is to promote partnerships with industry and end users of research, including businesses, community groups, government departments, NGOs and philanthropic foundations.
The School of Communication, International Studies and Languages can provide advice and assistance in a wide variety of areas: media production, research and evaluation, staff training, language and communication challenges.
The School works with industry and public sector partners to help solve pressing problems or to supplement existing research and development resources. We can provide you with research expertise, or can work alongside you on a collaborative project where both parties provide intellectual input and resources, including staff, funding, materials and facilities.
The School has particular experience in providing consultations in the areas of:
Languages and Culture
- cultural sensitivity training, foreign language short courses, staff language assessments, team building and confidence training; evaluations of languages education programs; development of languages curricula; design and delivery of professional learning programs for languages teachers
Market and Social Research
- audience studies, brand and trend analysis, consumer focus groups, questionnaire design, survey research, political polling
- employee media training, radio and television production, social media strategy and monitoring, media tracking and analysis, public relations advice
Evaluations and project development
- social and cultural benefits of festivals and arts, effectiveness of social programs, impacts of community health projects, review of education and language programs
These partnerships are a great way for industry and government organisations to access the skills, expertise and innovative capacity of our researchers, as well as benefit from our world-leading facilities, including our own radio and television production studios.
Our School has a proud reputation of being good to do business with. This reputation has been earned through many years of successful research collaborations with a wide variety of partners. Some of our partners have included:
If you would like to discuss ways in which you could work with our school, please contact
Julie White, Team Leader: Research at email@example.com or 08 8302 4799 who can put you in touch with one of our experts.
Have a closer look at some of the consultancies the School has undertaken.