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York Consulting Conference

Opportunity. Employability. Growth.


We are driven to cultivate the Leaders of tomorrow. We do this by offering the fantastic opportunity for students to enhance their employability by bringing social impact. This is achieved through engaging with members of our community on consultancy projects ranging from local charities, startups and large business.

It wasn’t until I spoke with someone in the industry that I clearly understood the trends and how I could improve my technical skills.

We also offer one off events such as Women in Consulting to an annual Consulting Conference to give students an insight into the diversity of the industry. Ultimately, we strive to help our community maximise their potential through achieving personal, professional or societal growth.

York Consulting Conference 2018

On Friday 3rd February 2017, YCC launched the York Consulting Conference. A one day conference to provide students an insight into Consulting, Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and more.

This flagship event epitomises our values. By bringing together 100 student leaders from York, Durham, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle, we were able to foster an energetic and intellectually stimulating environment. We were privileged to host industry experts from firms such as Accenture, BCS, Deloitte, Deloitte Digital, EY, KPMG and PwC. (edited)

York Community Consulting is driven to provide a fantastic opp for students to enhance their employability by bringing social impact to the communities around us. This leads to personal, professional and societal growth.

The event allowed students to listen, network and learn through industry talks, a panel debate and a networking session.

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Thanks to Accenture and YuFund for sponsering this year's Conference.

Special thanks to the University of York, and The University of York's Careers and our guests for their support!


Over 100 students from York, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester and Durham came to the 2017 Spring Conference.



Panel Debate

Opening Speech

The Conference provides the best opportunity, the fantastic opportunity, for students to network, to learn and understand what is happening in the industry, how they can learn more, they they can interact with future employers: how to gauge and get to grips with what's happening.

When we think of consulting, and what makes consulting exciting, we think of the diverse challenge; every single day you work on something new. Today we operate in financial services, management, healthcare, technology, education; we covering so much, in such a small space of time, but that's what makes consulting what it is.

In this audience we have a range of students, some who want consulting as a career, or want to explore consulting and learn what's happening. If I speak from my own personal experience, it wasn't until I spoke with someone in the industry, that I really understood that, wow, this is quite incredible, quite exciting, I'd really like to get into this; and that is what drove us to be here.

Another thing is growth. We're always at how can we be better, how can we maximise our potential. There is so much happening, whether it's work, sports and societies, that are happening in such a small space of time; so I think it's events such as this that drive home the opportunities that are available to us and how we get to grips with whats happening

Lastly employability. We've all filled out CVs application forms tests but at the same time we're thinking: Is this how it should be? Are we missing something? Is there something we're not getting to grips with? And like I said before, it wasn't until I spoke with someone from the industry that I realised: this what I should be doing, this is what I could be doing, this is how I can be more of value. And I hope that today you all will have the opportunity to speak with people in the industry and learn from them.

We may be York Community Consulting, but we the reason we have drawn in students from Newcastle, Durham, Leeds and Manchester, is so we interact with each other and can form this northern powerhouse of a community, in which we can all understand and talk to each other.