Industry partners

Every aspect of your degree programme will be shaped by the employers we work with and you'll get the chance to learn directly from them, helping you develop the skills, qualities and experience you need for your career.

Our industry partners are involved in everything from the overall design of our business, accounting and law degrees, to individual modules and the resources and materials that go with them, so everything you learn will be full of real-world insight, experience and ideas.

They also host and run industry events and activities, including workshops, conferences, visits to their workplaces and the chance to take part in workplace projects. Last but not least, you’ll have a company-based mentor to advise and guide you throughout your studies.

By being industry connected, our students benefit from:

  • guaranteed internship opportunities (subject to academic performance) in a variety of sectors
  • showcasing a variety of business skills on their CVs
  • networking with business leaders.

Meet our industry partners

Check out our growing list of industry partners.

Direct Line Group is home to some of the UK’s best known brands and continues to lead the way in selling insurance direct to consumers.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading fast-moving consumer goods companies with products sold in over 190 countries.

The global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), known for developing an industry-leading CRM platform using mobile, social and cloud technology.

As well as being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is also a pioneer in research and development for business and technology.

As a business ourselves, we have close relationships with an impressive array of organisations, both in the UK and beyond. So you'll discover not only academic knowledge, but how to put that knowledge into practice, in the real world of work.

We collaborate with everyone from top employers to smaller companies, start-ups and third sector organisations, giving you the opportunity to learn from and experience a whole range of business perspectives.

Our other industry partners that we closely work with:

Alyssa Smith – a bespoke and celebrity jeweller, specialising in contemporary and personalised jewellery. Her clients include Sienna Miller, Jamelia, Suzi Perry and Carol Vorderman.

Blackberry – a global leader in wireless innovation, Blackberry® revolutionised the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. 

British Heart Foundation – the UK’s heart charity dedicated to tackling heart disease through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support. 

BT – a FTSE 100 company, global leader in telecommunications services and the UK’s leader supplier of telephony, broadband and digital TV services, with more than 18 million customers.

Cisco – the worldwide leader in networking, famed for pioneering the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. 

Lloyds of London – the world’s specialist insurance market, where members join together to insure risks, including complex and specialist risks, from oilrigs to celebrity body parts. 

Mott MacDonald – one of the world’s largest employee-owned companies, providing all-inclusive engineering, management and development consultancy, for projects including Heathrow Terminal 5, the Channel Tunnel and Wembley Stadium. 

Nationwide – the world’s largest building society and a major provider of savings accounts, mortgages, current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans in the UK. 

PA Consulting Group – employee-owned, global experts in energy, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, manufacturing, government and public services, defence and security, telecommunications, transport and logistics. 

Pave - an award-winning internship provider that specialises in developing students and graduates, personally and professionally, through career-focused internships in India.

Peter Jones Foundation – the UK’s first employer-led, national centre of excellence for enterprise learning, founded by the successful entrepreneur Peter Jones CBE. 

Sony Pictures Entertainment – famed for producing, marketing and distributing an impressive range of entertainment around the world, from films and TV shows to home entertainment and digital content. 

Tarsus – an international, business-to-business (B2B) media company, which owns and manages leading exhibitions across Europe, the US and emerging markets. 

Savills – a global property specialist providing a broad range of advisory, management and transactional services to clients all over the world. 

BBC – the world’s leading public service broadcaster, home to ten national TV channels, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations, the BBC World Service and BBC Worldwide. 

Holiday Extras – the UK’s leading provider of travel add-ons, providing airport hotels, airport parking, airport lounges, airports by rail and coach and holiday insurance, to over seven million customers a year. 

Cavendish Nuclear - the UK’s largest supplier of specialist services to the nuclear industry, at home and abroad. 

BAT – a global tobacco group and a leader in more than 60 markets around the world, founded in 1902, with a mission to act responsibly in a controversial industry. 

Merrill Lynch – one of the world’s leading providers of wealth management, securities trading and sales, corporate finance and investment banking services. 

Hippodrome – an iconic entertainment venue with an illustrious history dating back to 1900, graced by legends including Shirley Bassey, Stevie Wonder, Judy Garland, Harry Houdini and the debut of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. 

Alcatel-Lucent – a French global telecommunications equipment company with a long-standing presence in the UK, working alongside leading names including BT, 02 and Vodafone. 

Santander – a global company that’s grown to become one of the largest mortgage and savings providers in the UK, with around 1,300 branches across the country. 

Twinings – a company with over 300 years of history and expertise, famed for turning tea, which was little known at the time, into the nation’s favourite hot drink. 

JP Morgan – a legendary provider of financial services including investment, commercial and private banking, treasury services, markets and investor services, investment and wealth management and brokerage.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business. 

L’Oreal Paris – the world’s largest cosmetics company and a global leader in beauty trends, famed for it’s strapline ‘because you’re worth it’. 

WPP – the world’s largest communications services group, providing advertising, PR, branding, marketing and digital services through its worldwide group of companies, as well as specialist services and consultancy. 

Gowling WLG – a UK-based international law firm providing a full service to clients worldwide and the World Law Group’s representative law firm in England and Wales.