Following on from our last post on how to write a dissertation, we are now going to cover how to structure your work in your final dissertation.

Whilst every dissertation should have an introduction, one or more substantive chapters and a conclusion, other content can vary by subject and/or degree level.

We will set out a full structure, including elements that may not be required for your individual dissertation, and a summary of what each section should contain. Just leave out any part that is not required by your department.

Title Page

The title page usually includes your name, your student ID…


Writing a dissertation can be a daunting task. It takes a lot more time, effort and skill than writing a degree level essay.

Here we provide you with some guidance to help you complete the task.

General Tips

  1. Manage your time effectively. You will be working to a deadline on a substantive piece of work. All the while, the world keeps turning and day to day activities and life events still happen. Make a timetable of everything you will be doing from day to day from now until your deadline — family/relationship commitments, weddings, birthdays etc. and work on your dissertation in…

Around 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems a year in the UK but so many of us don’t know where to start looking. University is a stressful time, let alone university during a pandemic. It’s important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing and remember, it doesn’t have to be physical to require professional help. We’ve put together this handy list of the different ways you can seek support whether you are a student or not, we all need a little help from time to time.

First and foremost, please make sure you primarily…


The CHIS Bill, which was introduced to the House of Commons on 24th September 2020, seeks to amend the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to allow undercover agents to commit what would currently amount to criminal offences in the course of their duties. This Bill would therefore put such conduct on statutory footing, which had arguably been upheld previously by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in December 2019.

The relevant authorities encompassed by this are listed in A1 of the CHIS Bill and include: police forces, the intelligence services, the armed forces, HM Revenue and Customs, as well as certain…


Studying business is a very popular avenue for UK school leavers to take, with many students opting to take a journey into the world of business due to interests or prospective future financial benefits. By studying a business course, you will be introduced to the business world and how it operates, you will learn how to manage people and become a key team player, and you will also develop your business knowledge to the level that is required.

Developing your skills and knowledge in a way that is suited to the business industry can lead to many positive things in…


With opportunities for further training and progression, you can achieve a generous salary in nursing and healthcare, alongside a rewarding career.

With a growing demand for nurses, the Government is working to increase nursing numbers in the NHS by 50,000 in the next 5 years. Traditional routes into nursing involved studying at university for a four-year degree, but this is now just one of many options in starting your nursing career. …


Starting a business as a student typically involves a more restricted budget than other businesses that start out, and so it is essential that you manage your money well and spend wisely. A key part of starting a business is buying equipment, as without it you cannot do your job and your business will not be able to get off the ground.

However, that doesn’t mean that you need to spend all of your budget buying equipment, it is actually an area where you can look to be careful with your money to use it in other ways, providing an…


Now that you are beginning to lay the foundations for your student business, it is a good time to consider the financial needs of your prospective business, and how you are going to get access to funds. Many student businesses often start out with the use of personal funds, or with financial support from family and friends, though this is not always possible nor practical.

So, if you do not have any available personal funds to put into the business, and funding from family and friends is not an option, how do students fund their new student business?

Start Up Loans for Student Businesses

Almost certainly…


Branding is an essential aspect of any business, and one that can truly have an impact on your business’s ability to attract customers and the overall success of your business. Branding is a great way of making a positive first impression to potential new customers and can be a way of differentiating yourself from competitors. Effective branding can also give potential customers an insight into what they may be able to expect from your company, in terms of what it is that you do and the overall quality of what you have to offer.

It is very important that you…


Now that you have read through our top tips for starting a business from university, and have begun to consider your business plan and what that will consist of, it is time for you to decide how your business will be structured. The structure of your student business can play a big part in how your business can grow and making the right decision now can truly set you up for success.

As a new student business starting out, the four most common business structures are sole trader, partnership, limited company, and limited liability partnership. Whilst there are other structures…

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