Consultancy training

Members of the University* can take our free online course to learn more about consultancy and how Cambridge Enterprise can help to facilitate your consultancy project.

Consultants use expertise gained from University research in order to provide services to external organisations. Any University researcher can undertake consultancy work, but it can be challenging to manage and administrate alongside University commitments.

Cambridge Enterprise has developed this online training course to help consultants to effectively manage consultancy projects, sharing expertise on best practice, tips on making life easier and trouble-shooting for some of the key issues consultants can face. The course also covers how the Cambridge Enterprise Consultancy Services team can provide support throughout the process.

The online course covers:

  • The benefits and impact of undertaking consultancy work
  • Insights from academics experienced in consultancy
  • Issues surrounding confidentiality, intellectual property and liability
  • The benefits of using Cambridge Enterprise to undertake consultancy more effectively

The course is designed for all levels of experience, whether you are already acting as a consultant or are considering doing so. It takes about 45 minutes to complete the entire course, but you can also select and read the elements just the sections that are most helpful to you.

* Anyone with a Raven account may take the course. 

Please note that Cambridge Enterprise Consultancy Services support does not extend to undergraduate students and is (with a few exceptions) restricted to those currently employed by the University.