Business engagement

Successful organisations and businesses thrive on a constant supply of fresh-thinking and talented people.

In the School of Social Sciences our researchers have a great track record in generating a wealth of knowledge that can be applied to real-world problems.

What we do

We help organisations access the knowledge and skills to solve their problems.

The Business Engagement Support Team can help with research projects, consultancy, knowledge exchange, sharing facilities, professional development and recruiting talent.

Who we work with

The School has collaborated with the following companies and organisations:

Dr Javier García Oliva

I am a Senior Lecturer in Law, as well as the Business Engagement Lead at the School of Social Sciences. In my career, research and teaching are crucial and I am really passionate about them. As academics, however, it is exciting to look beyond our university walls, and in the last few years, I have found working with external partners very rewarding.

I am fortunate to be supported by colleagues at the Faculty of Humanities Business Engagement team, and there are many colleagues in our School who are part of fascinating projects with public bodies, the private and the third sector. This degree of collaboration enhances our research as well as being hugely beneficial to our students, and as a result, I find my role as Business Engagement lead most enjoyable.

Dr Javier García Oliva / Business Engagement Lead, School of Social Sciences

Our three-year Strategy (2020-2022)

Working with external partners has the potential to produce excellent relationships, increase academic impact and produce collaborations that further enhance the Faculty and University Business Engagement and Social Responsibility strategies.

Our three priority areas are high on the regional agenda and involve interdisciplinary collaborations across the University. We are keen to explore other exciting initiatives involving colleagues in Social Sciences.

  • The new Centre for Digital Trust and Security will launch in 2021.
  • Healthy Ageing.
  • Legal Tech.

We are committed to working with colleagues to support existing projects, across the School, and to explore new opportunities to enhance our partnerships.