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How does it work? 

We'll be here, every step of the way. It all starts with understanding your training needs and offering you a unique, bespoke training, rather like doctoral students are offered e.g. public engagement skills or strategies for managing collaborative work. These community research skills development learning sessions are only available to CRIS students considering a collaborative dissertation. We'll work with you to help identify a community partner, initiate the first knowledge exchange together, provide materials to help you get the most out of these meetings, and even chair the first meeting all together once you get assigned a UCL dissertation supervisor. We'll be working with you throughout your dissertation to monitor progress and ensure your research is kept right at the very centre of things.

Here's the first CRIS graduate describing a step-by-step guide to their experience:

What do others say?

Don't just take our word for it! You can read below what our very first participants have said about their CRIS journey:

A master's is like a series of fleeting interactions and CRIS is the one constant....it gave a sense of belonging.

Political Sciences student

I really appreciate your guidance and feedback on my initial dissertation ideas, it was really great to better frame how CRIS could be an enriching way forward and walk through my ideas aloud.

MSc Security Studies student

[CRIS] is turning what I assume would otherwise be dissertation dread into research excitement!

MSc Public Policy student

I knew I wanted to do research on behalf of a socially focused organisation for my masters dissertation, but before I came across CRIS I lacked the connections and inspiration. Straight after meeting with CRIS I felt energised to start my research. From the initial meeting they provided advice and connections based on my research interests and were very encouraging of my abilities as a researcher. I highly recommend the program.

MSc Public Policy student

More questions?

Check out our FAQ section.

You can book a 15-minute Q&A appointment with Anne, the CRIS manager.