The Faculty for Social Wellbeing has compiled a document entitled The students' contribution to Faculty research - an analysis of students' dissertations (2016-2020) which identifies the hot spots and gaps in research related to the broad area of social wellbeing studies.
This document will contribute to the following:
- It will help identify areas that need further research.
- It will provide our research community (students, PhD candidates and academics) a birds eye view of the studies that have been completed in the last 5 years and which may come in handy for their own research.
- It will help the Faculty address the lacunae we have in certain areas (for ex by bringing more scholarships; direct PhD candidates to particular areas of studies etc).
- It will provide information and easy access to NGOs, Government entities and service providers to have access to data they might refer to or use for the development or running of their services.
This is another loop in the commitment towards the democratisation of knowledge the Faculty is so keen about. This exercise is the first step in including research by students. Very soon it will also collapse within it the research of academics and an abundant grey literature amassed in these last six years (c.50 research projects and counting).
This process will be accompanied by providing a reference point/help desk (within the Faculty) where organisations can link up to have information on the studies as well as providing access to data to all those who need it. This work will be updated annually.