CORQ Higher Education Programme

The essential resource to ensure your students are ready to excel in the modern workplace. CORQ’s higher education programme connects students with the creative industries, delivers digital skills training and gives students, teachers and academics access to our analysis and trends platform through which we release daily intelligence on the business of digital.

Digital literacy is an expectation of all graduates whether they are in media and marketing, on the team of a fast-growing startup or joining a heritage brand. The students and academics on CORQ’s university programme have access to a constant flow of intelligence and an exclusive line-up of game-changing speakers.

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Guest Speakers

Gain insight on how the industries of media, communications, digital and marketing are evolving post-pandemic with CORQ’s dynamic interactive online speaker programme. Students can tune into live half-hour sessions with leading editors, influencers and innovators to learn about their journey and get expert advice on how to kickstart their own careers. They will also learn about industry opportunities first. Students and academics can access our full archive of guest speaker sessions and watch back any talk 24/7. Former speakers include Head of YouTube Originals Luke Hyams, Editor-In-Chief of the Financial Times’ How To Spend It Jo Ellison, Zing Tsjeng - Executive Editor of Vice - and bestselling author and screenplay writer Bolu Babalola.

Digital Skills Lecture Programme

These quarterly online masterclasses reflect the world of digital now and aim to give students clarity on how to navigate influencers and social media as professionals through sharing knowledge, research and timely case studies. This part of our higher education package is led by CORQ CEO and founder Sara McCorquodale who has worked in digital as an editor, director and consultant since 2007 across renowned brands including Conde Nast, WGSN, Chanel and Estee Lauder. All sessions can be attended live and accessed 24/7 via our platform.

Case Studies

Unique research and analysis on how businesses are utilising the ever-evolving world of social media and influencers to drive growth. These reports focus on both challenger and established brands and deliver insights into the many ways brands are adopting social commerce to monetise their audiences across Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. Here, our subscribers can learn everything from how Glossier built a billion-dollar business through Instagram to how Warby Parker exceeded growth targets via user-generated content. These can be used to inform lectures, lesson plans, assignments and dissertation research.

Digital Trend Forecasting

The future of business, publishing, marketing, media and communications is forever in flux as new platforms launch and change the digital landscape. The ways to engage consumers online are increasingly driven by flash trends and influencer-created initiatives. CORQ’s must-read trend forecasts span all platforms and content genres to reveal where digital will go next and how businesses will fit in.

Books For Your Library

Universities, colleges and courses that sign up before the end of the academic year will receive five free copies of Influence: How Social Media Influencers Are Shaping Our Digital Future, the award-winning book by CORQ CEO and founder Sara McCorquodale. The second edition of this was published by Bloomsbury in 2021 and provides exclusive insights into the world of digital, social media and influencers.

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