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  • Reducing travel emissions of nursing teams

    Name: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Project category: Any

    Status:

    Description: Reducing travel emissions from community nursing teams through design and rollout of an interactive web-based car booking system.

  • NUS Sustainability – Behaviour change programme analysis

    Name: National Union of Students Sustainability

    Project category: Sustainability

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Conduct an academic review of NUS sustainability behaviour change programmes. More details of our work can be found here.

  • Scope

    Name: Scope

    Project category: Any

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: We are interested in any project that is related to the impact of volunteers on our strategic aims, volunteer attraction, volunteer engagement and retention, volunteer management, or designing/developing/delivering volunteer-involving/volunteer-led services.

  • The #2minutebeachclean Project

    Name: #2minutebeachclean

    Project category: Any

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: 1/ analysis of beach litter data gathered by people using the #2minutebeachclean app
    2/ analysis of the use of social media for positive change using data from our social media channels

  • Tourism – Manchester Metropolitan University

    Name: Manchester Metropolitan University

    Project category: Any

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: The lead contact is looking for collaborations with students on tourism related projects.

  • International – University of Chester

    Name: University of Chester

    Project category: International development

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: There are a wide range of opportunities for which the partner is open to suggestions on research connected with international development and sustainability.

  • Sustainable Food Production

    Name: University of Liverpool

    Project category: Food

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: The Liverpool Aquafarm project aims to create an off-grip, functioning, pilot-scale fish farm on a disused Liverpool Dock. This will be a focus for advanced aquaculture R&D, education and local food production (fresh fish, seaweed and shellfish) in a disused urban space, delivering new projects, funding opportunities, PhDs, new jobs and distinctive commercial activity. We are looking for parties interested in developing and proving technologies and approaches in this working pilot plant. These may include sensor and telemetry, water treatment technologies, companies interested in Urban Farming and disruptive supply chain and companies dealing with renewable energy technologies.

  • Animal Welfare

    Name: University of Winchester

    Project category: Animal behaviour & welfare

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Open to ideas and suggestions after a discussion.

  • Ethical Supply Chains and Brand Engagement (consumers, marketing and business engagement)

    Ethical Supply Chains and Brand Engagement (consumers, marketing and business engagement)

    Name: NUS

    Project category: Business & HR

    Status: In progress

    Description: National Union of Students have a massive consortium of trading partners, organisations and businesses we work with to provide Students and Students' Unions with clothing, supplies, food, drinks and a whole range of other goods. As a transparent organisation that wants the best for both the thousands of students we represent and for those all the way down the supply chain, we are constantly working to ensure we do this successfully.

    We have a number of potential projects (see below) open to students and open to ideas.

    Please get in touch to discuss this further.

  • Dorset Equality Group – website development

    Name: Dorset Equality Group

    Project category: Any

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Dorset Equality Group is a local group of individuals concerned to improve income equality through information sharing and campaigning. It is seeking help to develop a website.

  • Sustainable Development Unit – system measurement of sustainability reporting performance

    Sustainable Development Unit – system measurement of sustainability reporting performance

    Name: Sustainable Development Unit

    Project category: Sustainability

    Status: In progress

    Description: Each year we evaluate sustainability reports from NHS trusts and CCGs against pre-defined criteria. This is a chance for you to lead on this evaluation, with support from the skilled and knowledgeable SDU team. It's a great chance to learn about reporting, implementing and managing sustainable development in the health and social care sector, as well as improving skills in data management and analysis, communications, monitoring progress and evaluation.

  • NUS – Alcohol Impact

    Name: NUS

    Project category: Health & wellbeing

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description:

    Development of toolkits and guidance packs for students’ unions

    We want to build a selection of toolkits, guidance documents and case studies for students’ unions to access for free to enable them to engage with Alcohol Impact. This may include topics such as putting on alcohol free events, working with sports clubs and societies, and the local community on alcohol-related issues.

  • Christ Foundation Ministries Nottingham

    Christ Foundation Ministries Nottingham

    Name: Christ Foundation Ministries Nottingham

    Project category: Religion, philosophy & ethics

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Effects of Faith on Mental Health Effects of Faith on Recovery Capacity Building of Volunteers Social impart of Spirituality Effect of Spirituality on Recovery Highest Spirituality & human Benefits

  • accion AENU Peru

    Name: accion AENU Peru

    Project category: Education

    Status:

    Description: Develop a sustainable management model that allows the development and growth of our social project

  • Self injury Support

    Self injury Support

    Name: Self Injury Support

    Project category: Health & wellbeing

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: We are open to suggestions but broadly we would like to focus on: service and/or training impact women's life experiences in relation to self injury transition points in understanding and reducing self injury diversity of reach

  • Forest Town Nature Conservation Group (FTNCG)

    Name: Forest Town Nature Conservation Group (FTNCG)

    Project category: Any

    Status:

    Description: FTNCG owns and manages the Spa Ponds Nature Reserve on the edge of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. We welcome students with an interest in nature and in heritage in general, and in particular an interest in ponds, rivers, medieval ponds, core sampling, soil analysis, invertebrate surveying, biodiversity, community ownership, green tourism, charities, public benefit, local history.

  • Waterwise – Water efficiency, usage and communications

    Name: Waterwise

    Project category: Any

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: communicating water resources to the public/customers water company collaboration water efficiency ambition in business plans and pr19 microcomponent data of domestic demand water efficiency labelling

  • Midlothian Council (Social media as a community engagement tool)

    Name: Midlothian Council

    Project category: Any

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled, HND, undergraduate or postgraduate student to undertake a field based dissertation in Midlothian. The dissertation will focus on researching the use of social media in Midlothian to engage with the community. Using a cost benefit analysis the research will enable us to understand the pros and cons of using virtual networks as a community engagement tool.

  • Norfolk Youth Offending Team (Harmful sexual behaviour project, or young people and organised drug crime)

    Name: Norfolk Youth Offending Team

    Project category: Social care & communities

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Two Evaluation Projects:

    1. Norfolk Youth Offending Team in partnership with 'Compass' a local young person's psychological and mental health service has established a project to improve professionals response to young people who display harmful sexual behaviours. We would be interested in an individual(s) who are able to undertake an independent evaluation of this project.

    2. Norfolk Youth Offending Team has been working for some time with young people who are involved in organised drugs crime known as 'County Lines'. In response to this we have established a set of resources/planned intervention to use when working with young people at risk or involved with County Lines. We would be interested in an individual(s) who are able to undertake an independent evaluation of this work .

  • Trafford Virtual School

    Name: Trafford Virtual School

    Project category: Education

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Analysis of our Social Care/Education data to see what impacts most on the educational achievement of looked after children

  • Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology

    Name: Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology

    Project category: Marine science

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Microplastics pollution in the marine environment

  • Midlothian Council (Measuring the effectiveness of the Pupil Equity Fund)

    Name: Midlothian Council

    Project category: Education

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled undergraduate or postgraduate student to undertake a field based dissertation in Midlothian. The dissertation will focus on measuring the effectiveness of the interventions funded through the Pupil Equity Fund. Focusing on 3 schools in Midlothian who have used contextual, attendance, exclusion and attainment data to identify their own ‘gap’, an analysis of the impact the fund has had on the children’s achievement, attainment and participation will be undertaken.

  • Midlothian Council (Free school meals and child poverty)

    Name: Midlothian Council

    Project category: Education

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled undergraduate or postgraduate student to undertake a field based dissertation in Midlothian. The dissertation will focus on free school meals and the link to child poverty and attainment. The student would work alongside a Midlothian school with a high concentration of pupils affected by socio-economic disadvantage. The project would specifically focus on identifying the barriers that prevent the uptake of free school meals, how these barriers could be overcome, and the benefit to the school community in the event of improving uptake.

    There will be an opportunity for the student to refine and shape the project.

  • The Scout Association (The real cost of Scouting)

    The Scout Association (The real cost of Scouting)

    Name: The Scout Association

    Project category: Economic

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: The Scout Association develops skills for life in over 460,000 young people across the UK, supported by nearly 200,000 adult volunteers. However we face a number of challenges in ensuring our everyday adventure is available to everyone, no matter what their background. We want to change that by understanding the lived experiences of underrepresented groups in Scouting, so that we can remove any systemic or cultural barriers that they face when joining, staying, leading and mixing within our Movement.

    We are looking for research into the real cost of Scouting and how we ensure finance is not a barrier to taking part in our everyday adventure.

  • The Scout Association (Lived experiences of people in Scouting who identify as women, black, LGBT or disabled)

    The Scout Association (Lived experiences of people in Scouting who identify as women, black, LGBT or disabled)

    Name: The Scout Association

    Project category: Equality & inclusion

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: The Scout Association develops skills for life in over 460,000 young people across the UK, supported by nearly 200,000 adult volunteers. However we face a number of challenges in ensuring our everyday adventure is available to everyone, no matter what their background. We want to change that by understanding the lived experiences of underrepresented groups in Scouting, so that we can remove any systemic or cultural barriers that they face when joining, staying, leading and mixing within our Movement.

    We are looking for research into the lived experiences of adults and young people in Scouting who self-define as women, black, LGBT, disabled, or come from a lower socio-economic background, with the aim of understanding how we can be more representative of the communities in which we work.

  • Met Police (Vulnerable people in the Night Time Economy)

    Name: Central Licensing Team, Metropolitan Police Service

    Project category: Social

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: A package relating to vulnerable people in the Night Time Economy (NTE) is being disseminated to the Licensed trade. The Package contains information around protecting vulnerable people (vulnerable due to alcohol, drugs, disabilities etc) from being harmed physically, or mentally, and also preventing crime by interventions from their associates and the NTE industry partners.

    We are looking for a candidate to explore the effects of the package in the Night Time Economy and produce a dissertation of their findings.

  • Southampton Youth Offending Service

    Name: Southampton Youth Offending Service

    Project category: Social

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: We are looking to firm up some ideas but have 2 proposals we'd like to explore further:

    Firstly, we have utilised art as a proactive means of achieving positive outcomes with young people and would be keen for further research into efficacy of this approach.

    Secondly, we are in the process of developing restorative practices with partners elsewhere in the city and would be keen on reviewing the impact of training we have provided, and are about to undertake.

    We are currently open to suggestions about developing these ideas.

  • Canal and River Trust (Waterways Archive)

    Canal and River Trust (Waterways Archive)

    Name: Canal and River Trust

    Project category: Arts, culture, heritage

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: The Waterways Archive is the single biggest gathering of historic records relating to the UK’s inland waterways in the country. As such it is a collection of international significance. The archive tells the story of Britain’s canals, the role they played in the industrial revolution, their decline and eventual restoration. It remains a relatively underexploited resource so far as academic research is concerned and there are a whole range of different dissertations that could be constructed using it. Research using the Waterways Archive has the potential to:

    • Contribute to our understanding of the evolution of industrial and transport history;
    • Give us an insight into the development, restoration and renewal of the industrial and natural environment;
    • Contribute to the sustainability of our inland waterways and their built heritage.

  • Sustainable Land Trust

    Name: Sustainable Land Trust

    Project category: Sustainability

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Development of suitable set of indicators to show the organisation's impacts on ecosystem services and benefits to health and wellbeing of vulnerable people.

  • Canal and River Trust (Investigating the impact of aluminium pollution on the Aire & Calder Canal)

    Canal and River Trust (Investigating the impact of aluminium pollution on the Aire & Calder Canal)

    Name: Canal & River Trust

    Project category: Water

    Status: In progress

    Description: We’re looking for a student to carry out a water quality study into the impact of aluminium pollution on the Aire & Calder Canal, and then investigate feasible mitigation or treatment methods.

  • Met Police (Welfare officers in licensed premises)

    Name: Central Licensing Team, Metropolitan Police Service

    Project category: Social

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Research and analysis of the role of a welfare officer in licenced premises with a conclusion of whether they are effective.

  • NUS (Sustainability in prisons)

    NUS (Sustainability in prisons)

    Name: NUS

    Project category: Sustainability

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Mapping civic society engagement in the sustainability of prisons

  • RBCH (Nutrition labels for hospital restaurant and patient menus)

    Name: The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Project category: Food

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Developing nutrition labels for hospital restaurant menus and patient menus.

  • RBCH (Site habitat mapping)

    Name: The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Project category: Environment

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: We are looking for a student to undertake site habitat mapping- including neighbouring biota.

    The Hospital site has a diverse range of habitats.

  • EAUC

    EAUC

    Name: EAUC

    Project category: Education

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Implications and potential of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to lead tomorrow's Higher Education.

  • NUS (What are student-led organisations around the world doing on the SDGs?)

    NUS (What are student-led organisations around the world doing on the SDGs?)

    Name: NUS

    Project category: Sustainability

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: What are student-led organisations around the world doing on the sustainable development goals (SDGs)?

  • NUS (How universities measure the impact of their graduates)

    NUS (How universities measure the impact of their graduates)

    Name: NUS

    Project category: Education

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: How do universities measure the impact of their graduates in terms of making the world a better place?

  • Greener Jobs Alliance

    Greener Jobs Alliance

    Name: Greener Jobs Alliance

    Project category: Education

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Analysis of the current provision of climate change education / awareness raising in the UK trade union movement. Comparative assessment of provision in other labour movements. Developing a model for the effective delivery of climate change education in the UK trade union movement.

  • Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership

    Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership

    Name: Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership

    Project category: Health & wellbeing

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership, Family Action, and Engage Antenatal CIC is delivering a 3 year funded project by the Big Lottery Fund to improve the outcomes of 300 families suffering from perinatal mental health issues, by providing intensive parent infant therapy (psychotherapy), a perinatal home visiting programme and a antenatal education programme.

    Our hopes over the three years is to integrate our work into health care and challenge and change the way perinatal and infant mental health is cared for at both a provider and strategic level over the three years. We are seeking a dissertation student to analyse the impact of the programme, assess its efficacy and to track the long term health outcomes for children and their parents against a comparative cohort of parents not using the service (not a RCT, but statistical comparators).

    This would ideally suit someone studying psychotherapy, health analysis, child development, mental health, or other psychodynamic disciplines. Research will be used widely with significant ramifiications in the NHS nationally.

  • Orchestras for All

    Orchestras for All

    Name: Orchestras for All

    Project category: Equality & inclusion

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: tbc

  • Fulham Good Neighbours

    Fulham Good Neighbours

    Name: Fulham Good Neighbours

    Project category: Social

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Dissertation on the Good Neighbours movement in the UK, with Fulham Good Neighbours being a case study.

  • United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN)

    Name: United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN)

    Project category: Waste management & recycling

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: There are so many possibilities for research around the issues associated with waste and resource management (attitudes, technologies, attitudes towards technologies, citizen action, climate change, circular economy, zero waste, the planning system, empowerment and disempowerment, what happens to our waste once we have thrown it away, etc.). Happy to discuss and support dissertations on any of these topics and more!

  • Citizenship Foundation

    Citizenship Foundation

    Name: Citizenship Foundation

    Project category: Education

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: A review of the delivery of the elements of citizenship education (including legal and political literacy, social action, etc) in secondary schools across England - particularly considering the increasing disapplication of the National Curriculum (NC) resulting from progressive academisation, and the introduction of free schools. In 2002, citizenship education was introduced as a new subject on the National Curriculum. All schools, with very few exceptions, were obliged to teach it to all pupils in KS3 and KS4. This is no longer the case - but to what extent, if at all, do academies and free schools continue to deliver citizenship education?

  • Arriva Rail North (Designing the station of the future)

    Arriva Rail North (Designing the station of the future)

    Name: Arriva Rail North

    Project category: Buildings & construction

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Designing stations that minimise negative impact and maximise positive impact on the environment and the local community.

  • Arriva Rail North (Alternative materials for solar PV)

    Arriva Rail North (Alternative materials for solar PV)

    Name: Arriva Rail North

    Project category: Energy

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Investigating materials to be used for renewable energy generation and storage that can withstand damage and destruction/

  • The Woodland Trust (Impacts of housing adjacent to ancient woodland)

    The Woodland Trust (Impacts of housing adjacent to ancient woodland)

    Name: The Woodland Trust

    Project category: Environment

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: Research into the impacts of development (housing) adjacent to ancient woodland.

  • The Woodland Trust (Biodiversity in ancient/veteran tree hotspots v. standalone trees)

    The Woodland Trust (Biodiversity in ancient/veteran tree hotspots v. standalone trees)

    Name: The Woodland Trust

    Project category: Environment

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: A study comparing biodiversity in ancient/veteran tree hotspots (i.e. historic gardens, old parks, old field boundaries, etc) compared to an ecological study on stand-alone ancient/veteran trees.

  • The Woodland Trust (Translocating ancient woodland soil)

    The Woodland Trust (Translocating ancient woodland soil)

    Name: The Woodland Trust

    Project category: Environment

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: A study on effectiveness of translocating ancient woodland soil.

  • Friends for Leisure

    Friends for Leisure

    Name: Friends for Leisure

    Project category: Equality & inclusion

    Status: Completed

    Description: Do you want to make a real difference with your dissertation?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic, motivated students to get involved in a local research project for Friends for Leisure. We expect students of psychology or sociology to be particularly interested.

    Friends for Leisure is a charity that promotes fun and friendship to disabled children and young people in Cheshire East. Our services are based on the premise that disabled children and young people often experience considerable social isolation and loneliness.

    We would like students to conduct research to enable us to demonstrate evidence of local need for our services to potential funders.

    We are hoping to gain quantitative and qualitative data on:
    • What evidence there is that disability in children and young people in Cheshire East leads to greater social isolation, loneliness, lack of social skill development, and unhappiness.
    • The inequalities and barriers faced by disabled children and young people in their social lives.
    • Any other negative effects that disability has regarding the young person’s social life.

  • Families Against Violence

    Name: Families Against Violence

    Project category: Social

    Status: Available to partner with

    Description: I work in the Mosside and Hulme areas in Manchester. I work closely in the BME community. The charity provides diversionary services for young men and Fathers to avoid joining gangs. I started the charity after I lost my 16 year old son and wanted to do something positive to prevent further families going through the same thing. FAV also fights for equality and opportunities for people from the BME community. Part of my work on the front line in the community has been to the bridge gaps in relationships between fathers and sons. Many young people who join gangs stem from having either poor relations with the father, or having no father present in their lives.

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