Staff Information

Examples of Making the Most of Masters forms used for Collaborative Projects with Business (CPBs) can be found on our Toolkit.


In April 2016 Making the Most of Masters presented a case study on how to establish research based dissertation projects in the taught postgraduate curriculum at The University Innovation Industry Network (UIIN) Conference in Amsterdam that provides much information for staff adopting the MMM process: Making the Most of Masters: An innovative approach to employer engagement in Higher Education Institutes in Scotland.

In addition to the Toolkit, staff can also gain access to the following resources by contacting the University of Stirling MMM Lead: Eunice Atkins.

  • Embedding Collaborative Projects with Business: This is a board game designed for stakeholders to engage in CPBs.  It considers the different stages involved in developing projects and raises issues that arise.

Ian and Peter at MMM workshop 3 2017

  • Careers Education Resources: Making the Most of Masters has developed a Careers Education Resource to support Masters students in their journey through dissertations undertaken with businesses. This online resource has three strands of support:

Resources supporting work based projects image taken from MMM toolkit

These resources are available to all Masters students in the Faculty of Natural Sciences via Succeed and can be requested by Programme Directors in other Faculties  by contacting the University of Stirling MMM Lead, Eunice Atkins.

  • Talking Mats: This is a communication resource developed by a social enterprise. The Careers & Employability Service has, in partnership with Talking Mats developed resources that assist students in deciding whether to undertake a MMM project. There is also a resource that can be used to consider students skills development in their transition in and out of a CPB. Only trained staff can use these resources. 

For further information and advice on Making the Most of Masters at The University of Stirling, please contact The University of Stirling MMM Lead, Eunice Atkins


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