Organisations invited to participate in Collaborative Dissertations

Applications are now open for businesses and organisations interested in getting involved in the Collaborative Dissertation.

At Loughborough University London, providing our students with the opportunity to gain real world experience together with the aim to work with industry to combat real-world issues are of primary importance. We are continuously thinking of new and exciting ways of pairing our talented student cohort to support specific industries needs, which is why we're currently looking for Collaborative Dissertation industry partners to participate in the module in 2021.

What is the Collaborative Dissertation?

The dissertation is a module all of our master's students undertake. The Collaborative Dissertation is a route that provides an opportunity for our postgraduate taught students to complete a unique piece of either project-based/ internship-based research with an organisation under the supervision of an academic.

If your company is keen on discovering quality talent without sifting through hundreds of resumes and holding tons of interviews for candidates that may or may not be qualified this could be the perfect route to take. Our students provide an array of perspectives, benefits and fresh ideas which more so than often is likely to spark inspiration and motivation among current employees and overall within your organisation. This may also have a knock on effect improving current processes and is additionally fantastic way to ensure your newly hired managers or employees slated for promotion get practice with management skills, by giving them an intern/ project to independently oversee.

As an organisation you'll benefit from impartial, innovative and invigorating suggestions and ideas from our impressive student community, not to mention access to networking events to meet the talent of the future. There are no fees for organisations to be involved, although as a participating body of this module a research lead will be required to review the submissions and attend our networking events. If your organisation offers an internship-based dissertation, the requirements will slightly differ due to it requiring a 6-9 week work placement and we are only able to advertise any internship-based dissertations that offer a minimum of the London living wage.

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about the Collaborative Dissertation or other Collaborate activities for your organisation to get involved with, we will be hosting an online 'Collaborate with Loughborough University London' event to provide more information on Tuesday 8 December 2020, 4pm-5pm (UK Time).

Alternatively, for further details on specific dates, requirements and how you can get involved please email or take a look at our Collaborate section.

How to apply

If your organisation wishes to apply to be involved in the Collaborative Dissertation, please complete the application form by 26 February 2021.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.