Doing a final project? Then check out this information!

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19/05/21

If you are enrolled for a final project this semester, here are some tips on improving its academic quality and linking it to with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda.

Use the Library's services and resources

Check out the periodic table of final projects, an infographic with tools to help you at every stage of your project: preparation, searching for information, write-up, and submission.

If your writing style needs a bit of polish, take a look at these five tips on improving the quality of your academic texts and ensuring they make their point effectively.

In all projects, it's vital that you cite your sources of information correctly. We've provided you some guidelines on how to use citations within your text and add references to the end bibliography. Examples are also given of how to cite all sorts of e-resources, from tweets to YouTube videos and web pages.

This guide also provides tricks for carrying out better-targeted information searches in less time, and e-books on how to give killer presentations.

Take a look at other final projects in the UOC's Institutional Repository, O2

You'll find examples of projects from other students, some of which were the recipients of awards from faculties in recognition of their excellence, in the UOC's Institutional Repository, O2.

This is an open access resource: in other words, its content is available permanently and free of charge. This will be useful to you to analyse in-depth the topics of interest to you or to act as a point of reference in carrying out your final project. 

How can your final project contribute to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda?

If you decide to include the perspective of social commitment and a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) you will receive resources and support. Your tutor can clear up any doubts you may have.You will find various resources in the Library dossier The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs 

  • We bring together studies and society 

At the UOC, we prepare our students to become citizens and professionals with a global outlook capable of tackling social challenges. One of the actions we included in the UOC's 2017-2020 strategic plan was for our students to acquire global competencies, which will be introduced in all our training programmes based on the framework provided by the 2030 Agenda, starting with the global ethical commitment. Find out more about global competencies via this news item.

  • Research aimed at analysing social challenges

We foster the social impact of the UOC through education but also through research. Research projects conducted at the UOC focus on the objective of building a fairer, more egalitarian, participatory and sustainable society. Almost half of the University's research is committed to reducing inequality.  

  • Examples of final projects linked to the 2030 Agenda

The UOC's Faculty of Economics and Business has committed to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which aim to promote the concept of sustainability in schools and universities worldwide, providing students with the means necessary to understand and tackle the major global challenges.

One of the various actions involves giving support to final projects that research factors influential in the creation of sustainability values.

The following are examples of this:

Empoderamiento femenino y desarrollo local en la España vaciada. Caso de estudio: Teruel, (Female empowerment and local development in depopulated areas of Spain. A case study of Teruel), by Belén Josefa Tárraga Davia.

¿Dónde están las mujeres? La participación de la mujer en las ferias profesionales, (Where are the women? Women's participation in professional fairs), by María Dolores González Barbado.