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Join the First Dedicated Student Knowledge Exchange Platform

ProjectMatch is an innovative new platform helping industry find and partner with university students across the UK for research, short projects and for work experience.

Joint projects are a terrific way to for all involved to develop know-how, grow networks and solve real life, impactful challenges.  Our platform acts as the conduit connecting industry needs with student skills and furthering the knowledge exchange that benefits us all.

  • Share your ideas for research, projects and work experience
  • Reply to requests with your perspective and proposal
  • Match with the perfect partner for each type of project
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Publish your project opportunities for students across the UK

Research Challenges

Propose research briefs to investigate topics of commercial value to you and access academic know-how and objectivity .

Short Projects

Submit short, well-defined assignments that support your business functions for students to put theory into practice.

Work Experience

Offer work experience positions to increase resource and get fresh outlooks while trialling potential new employees.

Gain new insights. Get skilled support. Save time doing so.

Engaging students to support your business not only delivers short term results, it develops and shapes your workforce of the future. Find the knowledge you want and the partners you need on ProjectMatch.


Sign up in minutes and immediately start posting projects, replying to requests and matching with students.


Have control over your profile, your projects, your matches and your timings. Post whatever you need at your own speed!


Get direct access to students, review profiles of prospective matches and start conversations through the messaging service.

Turn your university projects into impactful client experiences

Research Studies

Set your dissertation and research studies apart with real world data, industry led challenges and immediate impact.

Project Support

Put knowledge into practice and lead on short assignments for better grades, fuller CV's and an insight into industry.

Work Experience

Find work experience to trial career routes, network with employers and build your understanding of the business world.

Get project support. Develop your skills. Build your network.

Working with industry during your university course offers many benefits above studying alone. And the simplest way to find the right partners and projects is right here on ProjectMatch. 


Post requests and reply to projects within minutes of setting up your profile!


Find and communicate directly with employers interested in your ideas and skills.


Search by study topic, save your favourites and send proposals from one simple platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

You sure can! Register for a free account on the memberships page, which allows you to create a profile, search the projects or requests and save favourites. You can receive messages from members that find your profile interesting and keep track through your dashboard. When you’re ready to reply to posts or to create your own, you can upgrade directly through your dashboard in minutes. 

When you create a profile (through either your free or partner account), a preview will be visible to all website visitors. This is the small box on the Students and Employers pages that shows your name, location and profile thumbnail. Only other registered ProjectMatch users can view your full profile page. 

When you post a project (for employers) or a request (for students), only other registered ProjectMatch users can view these. Unregistered website visitors do not have access to the project listing pages. The full details for any employer project is only visible to students members. Other employer members can only view the preview on the listing page, not the full details. 

You can keep your free account open as long as you please! When you sign up for a paid membership, this is per calendar year (365 days). You will be sent a reminder as you come up to your renewal time, and will be able to sign up to another year as many time as required. For employers, this can be indefinitely. For students, this can be for as long as your studies continue, and you can simply choose the next membership level when you move from undergraduate to postgraduate to PhD level courses. 

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that your perfect partner will be found or will be ready to take on your project. The ProjectMatch platform acts as an easy, open and direct conduit for those looking for partners to meet and communicate in a central place, making it much more likely to find a good partnership and easier to kick off the project once you have. Our aim is to continually improve the platform and grow the networks to facilitate your search. 

We offer all new members a ‘cooling off’ period of 10 workings days to cancel their membership and receive a full refund. After this point, we are unable to offer any level of refund for a paid membership. If you wish to close your account at any point, you are able to do so directly from your dashboard, and request directly that any personal information gathered be returned or destroyed. Full details of this can be found in the Privacy Notice.