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York Community Consulting has helped 100+ clients with their organisations challenges and boosted the careers of 100s of students.

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EXPLORE.
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GROW.

York Community Consulting (YCC) is an award-winning student-led pro bono business management consulting organisation based out of the University of York.

YCC believes in the talent that is the student body. It is an untapped resource that has the potential to provide valuable insights. YCC attracts the most intelligent and adaptive minds at York, matching them with fascinating clients with a variety of aims and problems.

We provide continuous guidance and industry mentorship for each of our projects, ensuring that we deliver high-quality consultancy services.

Our members have gone on to work at some of the top firms across the country. Have a look at our Why Join Us page for more information about what YCC could offer you. Gain the confidence to make clear, direct recommendations, then, state your findings with confidence and credibility.


Founded in 2012, we have two primary aims:



We achieve this by delivering high-quality consultancy services on a pro bono basis. Through research and deep analysis, plus, leveraging our network of industry experts, we deliver tangible outcomes that help clients gain insight into how they can operate better and grow.

We achieve this through training and mentorship. Creating an environment for students to develop new skills and build professional networks, improving their employability and career prospects.






What We Do





Project teams are formed with pre-set tasks and corresponding skills in mind.

We take pride in our diversity and have students from a wide range of academic backgrounds applying for consultant positions. With such a diverse set of skills available in the student body, we are flexible in the consultancy services we can offer.

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300+


Members

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Years Of Experience

100+


Projects

300+

Members


10

Years Of Experience



100+

Projects





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Want to Become a Member?

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Check out our current vacancies to see what projects you can get involved with as an Consultant or senior consultant

Want to Make Use of Our Services?

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Make use of the wealth of student talent here at York Community Consulting, where our consultants will work with you to achieve the business outcomes you want to see in your business

Are You Interested In Becoming A Mentor?

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Becoming a mentor for one of our projects allows you to assist with the running of projects by providing key guidance in the running of projects from your sector-specific expertise.

Testimonials

MeTwo Education

"An excellent project run by students from the University of York. The insights and advice provided were of a highly professional standard."

York Management School

"We hired YCC to advise us on our social media, website, and post-offer student engagement strategies and were amazed with the quality of their work. Their final presentation was highly professional and of an equal standard to what I would expect consultants employed by large firms to deliver. YCC’s recommendations were backed up with detailed evidence and their output has directly affected recent decisions made by our management team. We have since focussed on making our website more visual and easier for prospective students to use, invested in implementing recommendations on how we manage our social media platforms, and totally overhauled the way we run our post offer open days. YCC did an excellent job of collecting and analysing data from the student demographic and provided us with excellent value - I would absolutely and without hesitation recommend York Community Consulting to other organisation"

Pluto Invest

"York Community Consulting has been brilliant! We have worked with them twice now, and throughout both research projects they have shown great quality and professionalism. All work has been thorough, well-presented and detailed. Each and every member shows such skill, talent and ambition, and we are sure will have excellent future careers."

MySight York

"YCC worked diligently to produce a very useful report for the charity that will, when the current health emergency situation abates, be used to support our work into the future. I was impressed with their level of contact and with the professionalism with which the report was both presented and completed."

The Process

We run our projects during the University of York's academic term dates (terms 1, 2 and 3). Each of our projects lasts one academic term. During this time we will have regular team, external mentor and client meetings. Below is a guide timeline.

Week 1
Receive Terms of Reference
Week 2
Personnel are appointed to a project. Each project will have a Project Lead, an External Mentor, a Project Manager and a team of consultants.
Week 3-4
Initial consultation with client. Following this, a Statement of Work is created. The Committee and External Mentors conduct review. The Statement of Work is then delivered to the client.
Week 5-9
Consultants conduct research. Findings and recommendations are outlined in a presentation. The Committee and External Mentors review the presentation.
Week 10
The presentation is delivered. This is an opportunity for the client to ask questions and delve further into findings.
Week 1
Receive Terms of Reference
Week 2
Personnel are appointed to a project. Each project will have a Project Lead, an External Mentor, a Project Manager and a team of consultants.
Week 3-4
Initial consultation with client. Following this, a Statement of Work is created. The Committee and External Mentors conduct review. The Statement of Work is then delivered to the client.
Week 5-9
Consultants conduct research. Findings and recommendations are outlined in a presentation. The Committee and External Mentors review the presentation.
Week 10
The presentation is delivered. This is an opportunity for the client to ask questions and delve further into findings.

Our Structure

Board
Consists of industry professionals based in York and beyond
Committee
Made up of students who together provide direction to YCC
Senior Consultants
Students that take on the responsibility of leading the project teams
Consultants
Students that execute tasks assigned by senior consultants. These include research, survey creating, data analysis and more
Board
Consists of industry professionals based in York and beyond
Committee
Made up of students who together provide direction to YCC
Senior Consultants
Students that take on the responsibility of leading the project teams
Consultants
Students that execute tasks assigned by senior consultants. These include research, survey creating, data analysis and more

Past Clients