Pearson College London has a clear mission: to become the UK’s leading provider of industry-focused university education. Find out how your organisation could work with us as an industry partner or through our ‘8th day’ project.

The ‘8th day’ initiative

Do you wish you had an extra day in the week to develop your business?

This is the simple idea behind the ‘8th day’ initiative, launched by Pearson College London in 2015. Entrepreneurs, start-ups and other businesses create a project or ‘wish list’ that they’d like help with, and undergraduate students or graduate alumni offer them a helping hand. Intrigued?

Find out more about how your organisation could get involved with the 8th day project

Our industry partners

Pearson College London was established in 2012 with a clear mission: to become the UK’s leading provider of industry-focused university education. Our degree and short course programmes have been designed in partnership with leading organisations such as Unilever, IBM, Lotus F1, Sony Pictures, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, WPP, BT and Cisco, as well as leading post-production houses such as Double Negative and Framestore.

We have 2 schools: Pearson Business School and Escape Studios, and there are opportunities for companies to become a partner and get involved in a number of ways:

  • Degree design, module development or delivery: Provide input into courses so they’re relevant for industry.
  • Industry events (including setting challenges and projects for students): Give students exposure to a real business environment by running a workshop in your organisation.
  • Internships: A Pearson College London student could be an intern within your organisation.
  • Talent development: Our courses offer professional development opportunities for your employees.

Industry workshops

We’ve run industry workshops with a number of companies. Watch the videos to see how we ran a hackathon with Direct Line Group, how students also pitched ideas to senior executives at Salesforce, and how we were set a challenge by multinational consumer goods company Unilever.

Direct Line Group hackathon

The Salesforce minute

Working with industry: Unilever

Students can bring a fresh perspective to the workplace, and many organisations have benefited from offering students an internship - including the Financial Times, start-up organisation Magnet Me, and the insurance division of Direct Line Group

Become a Pearson College London partner

If you’d like to become an industry partner, contact the team at or take a look at the Pearson College London website

Learning powered by industry