About Us

York Community Consulting (YCC) is an entirely student run pro-bono consultancy organisation based out of the University of York. Set up in 2012 we have two primary aims:

  1. To provide students with the opportunity to develop themselves, both personally and professionally, widen their expertise, and improve their future employability.
  2. To create a positive social impact in both the local and wider community by providing targeted analysis and intuitive solutions to, but not exclusively, charities, student start-ups and local government.

YCC is based on the belief that the student body is a hugely talented yet largely untapped resource that has the potential to provide a fresh perspective. YCC attracts the most intelligent adaptive minds at York and matches them with fascinating clients with a variety of aims and problems. In addition we provide continuous guidance and industry mentorship for each of our projects to ensure we deliver the very highest quality professional output.

Our consultants have gone on to work at some of top firms across the country and further afield. Further questions? Find our FAQs here, contact us here or social media.

What we do

Consultants are hired on a project by project basis. With such a diverse set of skills available in the student body we are very flexible in the work we can offer. In previous cases we have concentrated on:

  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Youth Specific Consultancy
  • Marketing and Branding Strategies
  • Growth and Business development
  • Increasing Funding
  • Competitor Analysis

The Process

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

  • Week 1 Receive terms of reference
  • Week 2-3 Appoint Strategy Partners, Development Officers, External Mentor, Project Manager and team of consultants
  • Week 4 Initial consultation with client
  • Week 5 Produce Statement of Work and pitch it to the committee
  • Week 6 Send the finalised Statement of Work to the client
  • Weeks 6-9 Conduct research and complete Final Presentation
  • Week 9 Final Presentation is scrutinised by the Committee and the External Mentor
  • Week 10 Presentation to the client with the opportunity for clients to ask questions and delve further in to consultants’ findings

Past clients

Below are just a few of our past clients and a brief insight in to how we worked with them.

Click on the button below to view some of our most recent projects.

View Past Projects

Our structure

  • Board - consists of industry professionals who may be based in the York area.

  • No previous experience is required for any of the roles stated below.
  • Committee - made up of students who together provide direction to YCC.
  • Project Manager - students that take on the responsibility of leading the project team, delegating tasks and helping out with any necessary tasks.
  • Senior Consultants - students with previous experience working on a YCC project as a Consultant or has a led a YCC project team.
  • Consultants - students that execute tasks assigned by project managers (research, survey creating, data analysis etc.).