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Other ways to engage

The PDC can also help connect your business with other areas of the university to help you engage in events and activities on a wider scale. Areas include;

Postgraduate placements

Brunel University London is home to over 6,500 postgraduate students from a wide and distinctive range of post-graduate courses. We take pride in being one of the pioneering Universities to provide postgraduate placements in areas of Business, Digital Media, Engineering, Finance, International Relations, Law and Life Sciences for durations of 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. 

Postgraduate placements can provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience and develop expertise in a particular field, which can be beneficial when applying for future jobs. Depending on whether a student has relevant work experience, placements can take many forms, such as internships, industrial placements, and fixed-term contracts.

Why recruit a postgraduate student? 

    1. Access to expertise: Recruit skilled students with global expertise in specific areas
    2. Increased productivity: Increase your productivity by hiring highly trained and experienced professionals for a specific project
    3. Improved innovation: Foster innovation by accessing new ideas and fresh perspectives helping businesses stay competitive in the marketplace
    4. Develop your current workforce: Opportunity for middle and senior level members of the team to mentor a young enthusiastic student to further develop their own leadership skills

    For more information please click HERE

    Innovation Hub

    The Brunel Innovation Hub aims to stimulate entrepreneurship and encourage students and graduates to turn their ideas into business. We bring together a collaborative and supportive network of successful entrepreneurs, experienced business mentors, investors and professional service providers to support the next generation of entrepreneurs to be discovered.

    Support Brunel Entrepreneurs

    If you are a mentor, investor or service provider with experience of supporting early stage start-ups and SME’s and feel that you can contribute to helping out in any way, then we would love to hear from you too!

    For more information please contact


    Our widening participation mentoring programme matches level 2 and 3 students from backgrounds underrepresented in universities with an experienced professional to act as a mentor.

    The programme runs for six months from November to May, and is a fantastic way to help students increase their employability skills and their confidence, by practicing interview skills in a mock panel interview, experiencing real assessment centre exercises, and developing goal setting and action planning skills.

    It is an ideal opportunity for employers and their employees to share their experience and knowledge with students. Join our team of over 30 public and private sector employers to give something back and continue your own professional development whilst helping a Brunel student secure the right placement, internship, and ultimately, the right graduate job.

    Please visit our website here to find out more.

    Women in Brunel Engineering and Computing (WiBEC) Mentoring Scheme

    We are one of the few universities that have developed a bespoke women in engineering and computing programme to address the under-representation of women in key industrial strategy sectors.

    The programme offered to postgraduate and undergraduates students consists of a bespoke mentoring scheme, personal professional development training and visits to industry.

    Please visit our website here or contact Giselle Hayward, WiBEC Manager for more information: