About Us

Gain a fresh perspective with us

Set up in 2012, York Community Consulting (YCC) is a student run pro-bono consultancy based out of the University of York. We provide targeted analysis and intuitive solutions to our clients, which have typically been charities, student start-ups, local government, and some larger businesses too. We are always keen to work with a diverse range of organisations – contact us here to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.

What can we do for you?

Client project teams are formed with the pre-set tasks and corresponding skills in mind. We take pride in our diversity and have students of a wide range of subjects applying for consultant positions on projects. With such a diverse set of skills available in the student body, we are flexible in the work we can offer. Previous cases have typically been relating to:

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

Please have a look at our ‘Past Clients’ section for more insight into specific past projects.

Our motivations

We have two main aims:

  1. To provide students the opportunities with real world consultancy experience.
  2. To create a genuine social impact in both the local and wider community.
  3. YCC attracts talented, inquisitive students at York that are seeking to challenge themselves and develop a variety of skills. Guided by YCC Committee (made up of students with previous managerial experience with YCC), client project consultant teams work conscientiously to deliver for our clients. To ensure we produce high quality deliverables, each project team is also assigned an external mentor- typically a consultant in industry with experience in the relevant field.

    How can my organisation get involved?

    Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ section and send us a message. One of our strategy partners will respond as soon as possible and the first key step will involve discussing the main objectives for a project, working towards a Terms of Reference. Please refer to the ‘Process’ section for an overview of the entire project cycle.