Brunel’s fruitful relationships with businesses have led many companies to ‘give something back’ to the university to support its staff and students which can have an fantastic impact. Moreover giving a contribution to the university, be it financial or non-financial, can enable some really positive exposure for a business both on campus and in the wider community.
There are a range of ways you can choose to help in supporting Brunel:
Companies including GlaxoSmithKline, RBS, Haart Estate Agents and Hayward Tyler have taken a different route by participating in professional mentoring schemes for students and graduates. As a mentor you support a mentee by sharing your knowledge, experience and expertise from the industry to develop their own learning and development.
For more information about becoming a mentor or to apply please click here.
Sponsoring a student prize is also a fantastic way to help a student and build a company’s brand. Crown Packaging have been doing this for quite some time by awarding students for academic achievement through sponsoring design prizes at exhibitions.
Some organisations have sponsored a student(s) by providing funding for the duration of their studies with the idea to then recruit the student once they have graduated. By financially supporting students you are contributing to their training and development making them a more skilful employee for your business.
This award is given based on some sort of excellence – be it academic, sporting or other talent. This is an official award which is usually a reduction in tuition fees, or extra money to assist with living costs. The difference between this form of contribution is that it is a bit more competitive as you set the eligibility and then a student(s) are selected. For example if you are a business consultancy firm you may want to sponsor a student who will be studying a business related degree as long as they meet the GCSE and A level requirements of B grades in Maths and English GCSE and ABB at A level. Similar to bursaries the benefit of this to an employer is that you are contributing to their training and development and you will know 3/4 years in advance that you will have a highly skilled member of staff coming to work for your organisation. Not only that but it is a good brand image to be known for investing in a young workforce.
It may be that you would like to contribute a donation to the university to support the service we provide to our students, and the local community. That can be in a range of ways such as making a donation for an event, sponsoring the development of a new academic building or just giving a general financial contribution to help with the day to day running of the university are great ways in supporting Brunel.
If you would like to support Brunel University London please let us know by completing the form below.