Learning activities engage students and partners through consultancy, research and placement projects.
Loddon Catchment Consultancy (Gv2LCC) is a 20 credit module run in the second year of undergraduate study during the Autumn and Spring Term. The module is mainly taken by students studying BSc Geography, Environmental Science or Environmental Management. Students work in groups of 4-5 on real project provided by partners external the University. Project ideas need to be submitted to the University by September for students to work on during November – March. All groups work for one external client and an academic supervisor.
Dissertation Projects are offered to BSc and MSc students to work on independently in collaboration with external partners and academic supervisor(s). Project ideas are advertised to students in the Spring Term. MSc students work on projects for 3-4 months over the summer, submitting in August. BSc students work on projects for a year from Summer Term of their second or penultimate year to the Spring Term of their third or final year.
Placement projects are offered for students over the summer vacation and in term time. They are stand alone projects that do not provide degree credit. These can be funded for six weeks through schemes like the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP), or offered on a voluntary basis to provide experience for schemes like the Reading Experience and Development Award (RED Award).