This page has been created to help students interested in linking their dissertations to sustainability to find out more about the topic.
As a starting point, we recommend taking a look at examples of dissertations submitted by our alumni that have achieved a mark of 70% or over:
If you know that you would like to focus your dissertation on a sustainability challenge, but aren't quite sure where to start, you might find it useful to take a look at the Dissertations for Good website.
Dissertations for Good is a programme run by Students Organising for Sustainability (formerly the sustainability team at NUS) that involves students being paired up with institutions across the UK to carry out research into a specific environmental or societal challenge. Students who participate in the scheme have the chance to apply their academic research skills to real-world problems, making a meaningful impact for the organisation that they are partnered with. You can view testimonies and find out more about the programme here.
If you are interested in the topic of sustainability but don't know that much about it, you could try taking a look at the dedicated set of resources created by staff at ARU that show how all subjects and courses here can be linked to the topic of sustainability. These resources can be viewed here.
You might also find the following links useful:
You can also contact the Sustainability Team at ARU directly if you have any questions about the prize or sustainability more generally.