University of Glasgow announce call for NGO partners

University of Glasgow announce call for NGO partners

Every September, the University of Glasgow welcomes new students at various stages of their education journey. Many are interested in international development and are hoping to have the chance to develop connections with NGOs and policy makers during their programme.

One way they encourage these connections is through collaborative dissertations, which enable students and external organizations to collaborate on a project.  These projects are beneficial to both sides, giving the external group access to high-quality research skills and the student a chance to put their learning into practice.

They are now embarking on a new academic year and are looking for partners who are interested in working with our students over the coming year. Students will have a traditional academic supervisor to oversee their project, so no need to be concerned on that front.

Partner organizations should be prepared to provide a mentor who can maintain regular contact with the student to devise and refine the research project plus access to existing information, contact networks and previous research. At the end your organization will be provided with a lay report summarizing the key findings, potential solutions and next steps.

If this is something that might be of interest to your organization, they'd  like to hear from you. You don’t need to have a specific project in mind – maybe you just have an area of interest – but the area or project would need to be something that would fit with a social science approach.

If you’re interested to see how your organization can partner with the University of Glasgow on a collaborative dissertation, please contact Emma Smith at and you can find out more HERE.