Who are we?

York: We are based out of the University of York and aim to help local organisations and recruit University of York students.

Community: Through our programme, we hope to help develop students and the local community directly and indirectly.

Consulting: We are a management consultancy. Through doing this we can give students experience consulting. This experience can transfer into everyone's career.

Our Impact

Since 2012, we have provided high-quality consultancy services to a wide range of organisations. With every project we complete, we deliver tangible outcomes, which help our clients create value in the local community and beyond.

By leveraging the skills and expertise of University of York students, we empower them to make meaningful contributions while gaining valuable hands-on experience in consulting. Our initiatives not only benefit our clients but also serve as a catalyst for personal and professional growth.

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Our Team

At York Community Consulting, we are led by a committed management team, our organisation comprises five essential departments: Client Services, Human Resources, Marketing and Engagements, External Relations, and Technology. Each department plays a crucial role in our collective mission.

Our team members bring diverse perspectives and expertise to the table, ensuring that we deliver meaningful solutions for our clients in the community.

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Joining Us

Not sure what to expect? here is a step by step guide from application to finish

1. Application

To start off with you can apply here to one of our projects if we are recruiting. You will be asked to give us your latest CV and answer a couple of questions. If successful you will be invited for an interview with us.

2. Induction

Soon after you accept your role, we will run an induction for you to meet your team and Project Manager. You will also get a professional headshot and the information you need to get started with the process.

3. Support

You will then go off to complete your project. But not alone. You will have a Project Manager who will guide you through the process and keep in contact with the client. You will also be assigned an industry mentor to help review your work and give you advice.

4. Training Sessions & Events

We will also run five exiting training sessions to help build your skills: Scheme of Work, Research Methods, Data Analysis, Presentation Skills, and our employability session. On top of this we will run a number of additional skills sessions with industry professionals and events.

5. Research & Teamwork

For your project you will work in your teams to conduct research to help your clients. You can expect to be working around 8 hours a week on the project: researching with a clear and effective methodology utilising both primary and secondary research methods.

6. Final Report

At the end, you will put your research and reccomendations into a final report to be given to the client, with a brief presentation to summerise your findings.

Our History

On the 26th of November 2012, York Community Consulting was founded by Dominic Falcão, a Politics, Philosophy, and Economics student at the University of York. Driven by a passion for social impact, Dominic envisioned YCC as a platform to harness the skills and talents of students to benefit local charities and social enterprises. With the support of the university's career department, YCC began its journey, steadily growing in both project scope and committee size over the years. Despite facing challenges, including the unprecedented disruptions caused by the pandemic, YCC has remained resilient and adaptive. Our commitment to our mission has only strengthened, fuelling our determination to make a meaningful difference in our community.

Today, YCC stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation, supported by generous sponsors like Finyx Consulting. Finyx Consulting, a local consultancy specialising in public sector and digital transformation, shares our vision for positive change. Their support enables us to expand our reach, amplify our impact, and drive sustainable solutions for the challenges facing our community. Together, we are dedicated to building a brighter future for all.

Meet our Team - Committee 2023/24
Meet the wonderful team that make York Community Consulting a reality.


Isobel Allen
Managing Partner
James Hensman
Managing Partner

Client Services

Callum Deighton
Project Lead
Evelyn Merryweather
Project Lead
Nathan Waters
Project lead

Engagements and Partnerships

Hermione Baldwin
Director of Engagements and Partnerships
Rejina Kandasamy
Engagements and Partnerships Officer
Engagements and Partnerships Officer

Human Resources

Rohit Jayade
Director of Human Resources
Diya Rolly
HR Officer
Mehek Dyalani
HR Officer


Alexandra Z Brates
Director of Marketing


Ben Harris
Director of Technology
Stephen Ingham
Software Lead
Roy Bright Asiku
Software Developer
Vanessa Ndiangang
Software Developer
Anik Saha
Data Analyst
Joseph Thornley
Data Analyst
Denys Sova
Software Developer
Mohamed Eijak
Software Developer

Want to get involved?

If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact us here