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About YCC

Your potential is more important than your experience

Join Our Team

York Community Consulting (YCC) is a pro bono business management consulting organisation based out of the University of York. Set up in 2012 we have two primary aims:

  1. To create a positive social impact. 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.
  2. To provide students with the opportunity to develop themselves. We achieve this through training and mentorship. Helping students to develop new skills and build professional networks. Improving their employability and career prospect.

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 consultants have gone on to work at some of top firms across the country and further afield.

A mosaic of York consultants showing the diversity at YCC

What we do

We hire Consultants 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
  • Process management
  • Youth Specific Consultancy
  • Marketing and Branding Strategies
  • Growth and Business Development
  • Systems integration
  • Increasing Funding
  • Cost-benefit Analysis
  • Competitor Analysis

YCC Consultants sitting inside a boardroom

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 appoint to a project. Each project will have a Strategy Partner, 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.
  • Weeks 5-9 Consultants conduct research. Findings and recommendations are outline 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.
Two happy consultants standing next to a YCC banner stand.

Past clients

Below are a few of our past clients.

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york_disabled_workers_cooperative.jpg
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Bamboo_Cycle_Company.png
one_planet_york.png
Safe_and_the_city.png
Rotary.png
York_Museums_Trust.png
alpha_juices.png
joseph_trust.jpg
st_nicks.png
thirsti.png
vtec.jpg
dsv.png
anza.png
make_it_york.png
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compass_news.png
first_bus_lrg (1).png
chapelfields_lrg (1).png
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the_social_mercenary_lrg (1).png
community_villa (1).png
YCFCF (1).png
jrht_logo.png
mathsspire_logo.png
ym_logo.png
hagge_woods_logo.png
emr4dw.jpg
smiths.png
yorchestra.png
sash.png
YUSU2019.png
yorkSport.png
HXB2019.png
TB2019.png
Role-Models-Yorkshire-Logo.png
Wildlifetrusts_logo.png
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An image showing feedback from a past client, One Planet. The caption on the image reads: The quality of the work and recommendations were outstanding. Exactly what the steering group needed at the early stage of project development.

Our structure

  • Board - consists of industry professionals based in York and beyond.
  • Committee - made up of students who together provide direction to YCC.
  • Project Managers - students that take on the responsibility of leading the project teams.
  • Consultants - students that execute tasks assigned by Project Managers. These include research, survey creating, data analysis and more.