Our Dissertations and Projects for Good platform enables students to turn their education into a force for social and environmental good by answering real-world questions through their dissertation, research project, practical project or other self-directed learning. Students benefit from this experience by understanding how their subject relates to sustainability, making a tangible positive impact on their community, developing a range of professional transferable skills, and gaining impressive experience working with a local or national organisation.
There are several different ways that universities and colleges can get involved in and make use of our For Good platform:
- Tell your students about it. It's totally free for all students to use the website.
- Find out what it offers your students.
- Tell academics about it. Academics can register a project or area of interest, to start setting up a partnership before handing it over to their students.
- Find out about the additional benefits that come with membership. These include making it easier for your students to create partnerships, as well as promoting Living Labs opportunities for non-academic departments of your institution.
Academic and Non-academic departments of universities and colleges that have purchased membership can use the living labs route.
A living lab is a research concept defined as a 'user-centred, open-innovation ecosystem'. For the purposes of Dissertations and Projects for Good, the living labs route gives both academic and non-academic departments of a university or college the opportunity to propose research and projects to be undertaken by students at that institution.
You can email us to find out more or whether your institution is already a member, find out more about membership, register your project idea or sign up for membership.
Placements for Good
2018 – 19 is the year of our exciting new pilot delivery of Placements for Good. We have a limited number of universities and colleges taking part in the South, South West and South Wales. During the pilot year placement partnerships are only open to students from participating institutions to ensure we can provide high quality support and development opportunities.
Our participating institutions for 2018 – 19 are:
- University Centre South Devon
- Solent University
- University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s
If you are interested in your university or college taking part in 2019, please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information and to discuss this further.