Studying at university isn’t just about lecturers transmitting knowledge to students; it’s about students and staff working in partnership to produce new knowledge through collaborative research, discussion and debate.

Writing a dissertation is an exciting and challenging opportunity to explore and research an issue or topic of particular interest and to be involved in the advancement of understanding in that field of study. This might seem daunting at times but you will have support from a supervisor or tutor to answer your questions and guide you through the process. The following pages are aimed at supporting you to research and write a fantastic dissertation.