Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Our research

We specialise in research within the third sector, with past projects ranging from impact evaluations to major quantitative and qualitative studies.

We can also work with you in other ways, such as connecting you with students (individuals or teams) to help solve your organisation’s problems, including via Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Past projects have included:

  • Research into the achievements, weaknesses and potential future activities of two infrastructure networks, which also considered the impact on civil society organisations of economic downturn and public spending cuts.
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis for five social enterprises/charities.
  • A toolkit for Volunteer Involving Organisations to use when considering, or already working with volunteers to support them into employment.
  • Mapping social enterprise activity in Essex.
  • Research into pre-start up business support in the East of England.
  • Evaluation of a volunteering project in Chelmsford.

If you are interested in collaborating with us on your research project, please email [email protected]