Become a Course Partner
Become a Course Partner

Industry-led learning, for students and educators

Since 2001 we've been supporting universities, colleges and art & design schools with real-world learning for educators, students and graduates; forging industry connections and building in-demand skills.

While our annual live briefs and student awards will always be free and open to all, our new Course Partnership offers purposeful benefits for students and educators alike, and with continual learning in mind.


Benefits for students, and for tutors too

A Course Partnership supports continual learning for everyone

CPD and training for tutors
CPD and training for tutors

Course Partnership opens up continual learning for all teaching staff — connecting them with industry, experts and peers around the world.

Industry led learning for students
Industry led learning for students

Through our Course Partnerships we support your curriculum with rich and relevant learning — bringing expert-led workshops direct to your students.

It was such an amazing workshop and I appreciate everything you have taught me! The activities we did were so useful and opened up my mind to the possibilities of ideas. I will be using them to help me in my future projects and through my career.

Becca — Final Year Student
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Industry-led workshops delivered to your students

We'll run engaging, live and inclusive workshops for your students — wherever they are in the world. Supporting key aspects of your curriculum, sessions are led by industry experts and focussed on topics ranging from idea generation to sustainable design, professional practice and preparing for industry.

Recent workshops for students have focussed on:

• Ideas Gym! Led by Creative Director Nick Eagleton
• Building your personal brand with Lucy Wern
• Pricing your work
• Defining problems by asking good questions
• Building your network

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CPD and training for tutors

All of the teaching faculty on your course will have access to YCN's weekly programme of live, virtual courses — so they can sharpen their skills alongside peers and industry professionals. And alongside all our bitesize courses you'll find relevant resources to revisit and share among teams.

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Expert led learning for educators

Throughout the year we run live, virtual sessions for tutors and course leaders to deepen their understanding of key issues of the day led by experts and experienced among peers from other institutions. All sessions are recorded and supported with resources, so you can watch back and revisit anything missed.

Coming sessions will focus on:

• The Neurodiverse classroom
• Facilitating remote and blended learning
• Leading for learning
• Building resilience

Become a YCN Course Partner
Become a YCN Course Partner

To find out more about the benefits for your students and teaching faculty in becoming a YCN Course Partner, tailored to your size and situation — and the current costs involved — drop us an email to hello@ycn.org or call +44 (0)20 7033 2140.