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CRIS Student Showcases
CRIS Student Showcase InformationThe CRIS Student Showcase is a time for celebration of the 21-22 master’s students who took a different path with their dissertation by working in collaboration with a voluntary sector organisation.
Bite-Size Student Story: Megan
Megan Elias is a MSc student in the Institute of Archaeology. In this bite-sized student story, Megan reflects on the initial stages of her collaboration with the community organisation Crossbones.
Bite Sized Student Story: Saskia
Saskia Van Kesteren is a MSc student at the Bartlett School of Planning.
Student Networking Event Highlight: Sara
Sara Treneman is a MSc Social Policy and Social Research student within the Institute of Education. In this bite-size story; Sara shares the connections she made at the CRIS Networking event and her budding dissertation idea.
Social Hackathon Event Highlight: Ponni
Ponni Balasundaram is a final stage Ph.D. student at the UCL Royal Free Hospital Institute for Liver and Digestive Health. She shares her reflections on her experience participating in the Social Hackathon featuring community organization Round the Blend.
"As an international student I learned so many things about the multinational community of the UK which was really fruitful.."
Canan Işık is an alumni of the MSc of Child and Adolescent Mental Health within the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. As a former international student, she reflects on the benefits of a collaboration with a community partner in the UK.
It didnt feel like a dissertation - it felt like a project that was connected to the kind of work youre going to end up doing...
Sigrid Duekilde is an MSc Anthropology, Environment and Development alumni. This story captured in 2020 depicts her reflections and feelings about collaborating with her community partner. If you’re wondering about what its like to collaborate with a CRIS partner, read her story to find out more!
Organisation Story: Talking About Our Generations
Emma, Program Leader at Talking About Our Generations talks about the organisation’s experience at the CRIS Research Consultancy Clinic.
Collaborating Department Highlight: MA Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights
Dr Rosa Maria Mendizabal, from the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights talks about the goals of the program and examples of what students aim to accomplish through their dissertations.
Celebrate & Inspire: CRIS welcome event 2021
The Community Research Initiative's 2021-22 Welcome event, celebrating last year's collaborations to inspire next cohort of students, is now available to be watched in full.
Bite-size Student Story: Yanxun
Yanxun Shi, a MSc International Real Estate and Planning student, talks about her first two knowledge exchange meetings with partner organisations.
Bite-size Student Story: Eva
Eva Sheppard, a MSc Environment, Politics and Society student, tells us all about her consultation with Anne.
Research news: CRIS 2020-21
Here’s the list of collaborative projects from last year’s partnerships:Zoe Schott, MSc International Public Policy & Dimitrios Tourountsis, Brook Young People
Organisation story: Bohdana from The Mix
Bohdana, Data Evaluation & Insights Manager at The Mix, talks about the organisation’s collaboration with CRIS students from the 2019-20 cohort.
Developing a collaboration: Zoe
Zoe Schott is an International Public Policy MSc student at UCL Department of Political Science this academic year. She is also one of the first 2020/21 CRIS students to set up a research agreement with a community partner.
Developing a collaboration: Sigrid
Sigrid Duekilde is doing her MSc Anthropology, Environment and Development with UCL Anthropology Department this academic year. She is also one of the first CRIS students from this cohort to set up a research agreement with a community partner.
"I think the moment the dialogue between CRIS and my supervisor started, it pushed me where I needed to be, where I wanted to go"
Paulina Pérez-Duarte Mendiola did her MSc Medical Anthropology with UCL Anthropology Department last academic year (2019/2020). Originally a clinical paediatrician, Paulina worked with CRIS to develop her ideas of making a difference with her research into the use of play in paediatric healthcare.
Bite-size Student Story: Martin
Martín Robles, a Public Administration and Management MPA student, discusses his consultation meeting with Anne.
Bite-size Student Story: Sigrun
Sigrun Clark, studying Population Health, reflects on her first knowledge exchange meeting with a partner organisation.