Dissertations for Good for universities
Dissertations for Good is a platform connecting undergraduate and postgraduate university students across the UK with organisations that have important questions about environmental, economic or social sustainability.
Students turn their education into a force for social good by answering these real-world research questions through their dissertation, research project, or other self-directed learning.
Universities can purchase membership to gain access to additional benefits for their students (listed below). Non-academic departments of universities that have purchased membership can list projects for students to complete via the living labs route. A representative from each member university and/or students’ union is also invited to take part in regular feedback meetings, to help shape the future direction and development of the programme.
Membership costs £500+VAT for one calendar year.
- Partnership suggestions via email to registered students, based on their areas of interest;
- Active recruitment of organisations relevant to your students interests;
- A visit from an NUS representative to publicise the scheme to staff, students, and/or local organisations;
- Free template materials to help you publicise the scheme;
- The ability to register an unlimited number of ‘living labs’ projects on the website;
- Active promotion of your 'living labs' project ideas by NUS via email and social media;
- Helpful guidance documents to assist in forming successful partnerships;
- Invitations for students to publish or present research findings at events;
- Opportunities to take part in feedback calls, to help shape the future direction and development of the programme.