As a civic institution and one of the largest organisations with charitable status in the city, the University of Glasgow and its staff and students can create distinct social impact by partnering with the third sector.
The following projects provide ways to make connections between third sector organisations and Glasgow University staff and students.
The Internship Hub is a dedicated team sourcing and facilitating internship opportunities that are exclusive to University of Glasgow students.
In this blog, postgraduate student Iona Campbell, describes the benefits of taking part in an internship with third sector organisation, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as part of the Find a Solution programme: Why interning in the third sector might be right for you
- Students looking for an internship can access the Internship Hub webpages.
- Third sector organisations which would like to advertise an internship opportunity to University of Glasgow students should contact the internship hub manager.
The Collaborative Dissertations team in the College of Social Sciences helps to organise student research conducted in partnership with an external organisation for their dissertation. We recognise that many organisations need good quality research and that our students are keen to conduct research which has relevance to the real organisational challenges.
Students or organisations interested in getting involved, please contact the Student Experience & Partnership Lead – Skills & Development.
Policy and practice collaborations
Connections with Practice (CwP) is a project of the Adam Smith Business School that seeks to connect businesses and organisations (including third sector organisations) with academics and students for consultancy projects, research and more.
- Third sector organisations which want to connect with business school students and academics, please contact the CwP team.
The University of Glasgow’s Public and Community Engagement team works with researchers to support projects to improve engagement with community partners for mutual benefit. This includes a new network of staff and students, the #UofGEngage Forum.
- University of Glasgow staff can keep up to date with engagement opportunities, funding and training by joining the engagement mailing list (VPN required).
The Collaborative was a project of academics in the College of Social Sciences that aimed to connect local third sector organisations with academics at the University of Glasgow and their students to work collaboratively on pro-bono projects to improve their organisation. The pilot phase of The Collaborative has now concluded.
However, any third sector organisation which would like to be connected or stay connected to this project, please contact Dr Paula Karlsson-Brown.
GU Volunteering is provided by the Student Representative Council for all Glasgow University students, giving them the chance to undertake a wide range of volunteering opportunities both on and off campus, and to provide a valuable link and input into the local community.
- Students interested in taking up a volunteering opportunity can use the GU Volunteering website.
- Organisations seeking volunteers should email the SRC volunteer team.