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Friday 20 September
My.Anglia > Rido > Bdm > Anglia Ruskin University - Business Engagement and External Income Generation - Consultancy


The University encourages academics to engage in consultancy as part of their knowledge exchange activities. Consultancy is defined as the contracting of staff for a fixed short length of time, to carry out a task, other than research and development, specified by a client. Consultancy is usually short term, one-off projects which can range from a day to several months.

Consultancy contracts differ from research contracts in that they involve the application of existing knowledge or techniques and there is no academic output, such as publications in refereed journals.

Examples of work undertaken by academics include practice development work, provision of strategic advice, independent appraisals and evaluations, expert witness services, feasibility studies, product development, interpretation/analysis, and advising businesses and government departments on development issues.
There are two types of consultancy – University and Private. Prior approval must be sought for both types.

  • University consultancy – where any consultancy work is carried out within the member of staff’s University contract of employment and under the University’s Public Liability and Indemnity Insurance. A University consultancy can exist where the work will benefit the member of staff and/or department; faculty and University.
  • Private consultancy – where the member of staff is acting in a private capacity and the consultancy is not within the member of staff’s area of employment. Caution must be taken to ensure that the external client is aware hat this consultancy is no being undertaken by the University.

We can provide a comprehensive service which includes marketing, training, customer liaison, contract negotiations and management and financial control leaving you free to undertake the actual work.

To promote our expertise to external bodies, ARU manages an Expertise Directory which can be found on our website. If your details need updating please contact your Faculty Marketing Officer.

Each Partnership Development Manager is happy to assist any member of University staff who is interested in undertaking consultancy, or who has been approached to undertake consultancy.

The Partnership Development Manager for FHSCE is Graeme Hodgson

The Partnership Development Manager for ALSS is Amy Wilson

A copy of the University’s Consultancy Policy can be found on the RIDO Policies page.