Student Projects

Whether you're after an idea for your dissertation, you have an idea for a project or you're looking for one, we can help you make it happen. Our current ideas are listed below but feel free to suggest your own idea.

These projects can be as part of your degree or voluntary and can be done individually or in groups.

To discuss a project with us just get in touch.

Doing your project with us gives you access to data and additional expertise and means that your project will have a real world application - whether you produce a model that we can use, change policy or procedure - you can be sure that your project will change something that the University does and that will have a lasting impact.

Topics

Project Title

Scope

Energy, communication

Communicating energy data effectively

Developing dashboards/screens for various buildings from our AMR data

Waste, communication

What happens to our waste?

Where does our waste go when we are done with it? Can we reuse more, recycle more, throw away less?

Biodiversity, health, wellness

Biophilia – can our campuses make staff and students happier?

The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. How can we maximise this at University of Salford?

Construction

Sustainable Construction Policy Review

Review the effectiveness of the sustainable construction policy at University of Salford by evaluating the requirements against a number of construction projects of differing scale.

Energy, carbon

Carbon Management Plan Building Log Books

Create a series of building log books for the University.  The log books should detail lighting schemes, heating and air conditioning. 

Communication

University Sustainability Trail

Review existing online sustainability awareness tools to gauge best practice. Develop and publish, with interested parties, an online sustainability trial or similar to raise awareness.

Biodiversity, health, communication

University Tree Trail

Review and redevelop the existing tree trail around the University campus and Peel Park including an online resource

Biodiversity, wildlife, natural environment

Biodiversity management plan

Update the biodiversity baseline using the Biodiversity Index, review the current management plan and recommend updates, develop a communication and engagement plan