The goal of the Student Consultancy Hub is to stimulate research on sustainability topics at the VU. We do this by sourcing research questions from within the VU and from external organisations. These research questions are then matched with the right staff and students, to create opportunities for theses and coursework based on “real-world” problems.
Thus, we provide a tailor-made matching service that…
- Allows students to create meaningful impact through their work,
- Grants organisations access to motivated students,
- And helps guide the VU and its surrounding community to a more sustainable future.
Whoever you are, we would love to hear from you!
Students: Are you a VU student eager to make an impact for a more sustainable future through your (thesis) research? Send us an email or stop by the office to discuss the options!
VU Staff: Do you need research-backed support to change something un-sustainable in your department? Do you see problems at the VU that could be solved through research-backed solutions? We can discuss how to convert your concerns into a research question that can be tackled by a student at the VU. Get in touch!
External (non-VU) parties: Are you (a member of) an organisation with complex questions regarding sustainability? Or, do you have access to such organisations? Through the SCH, we can tweak your research questions and match them to students from a vast range of faculties. Your questions could be turned into bachelor or master thesis research questions, or they could be included in yearly coursework. We are open to new partnerships. Get in touch and let’s discuss the options!
Thesis supervisors: Do you work in the fields of sustainability or climate change, and regularly supervise B- or M-theses? Are you open to collaboration? We would love to add you to our network!