The university has joined the Dissertation for Good scheme which is organised by the NUS (see http://dissertationsforgood.org.uk/). It is an excellent scheme that aims to match the research interests of undergraduate students with organisations/charities who have a need for small scale research projects. Instead of producing a project/dissertation which is for internal marking purposes only, students have the opportunity to be involved in real world research that might have some impact and benefit (hence ‘dissertations for good’).
Trials at other universities have suggested that the scheme can enhance the students employment prospects.
Please promote the scheme to undergraduate and postgraduate students who have a dissertation or project unit at L6 or L7.
Also, if you know of a local charity that requires some research please encourage them to register the research on the DfG website. It is free for small charities.
MMU service providers – if you have some research that you would like to do about your service you can register this on the DfG free (our fee covers both u/g researchers and research from the institution)