Already done, he will be watching it soon.
Right now i need info on the eu association agreement, can someone post info, or links to info on the benefits of, and the damage the agreement would do to ukie economy?
Look. If your friend wants to have a complete and unbiased view of what the agreement is about he'll have to read through 2.135 pages of legislation ( http://eeas.europa.eu/ukraine/docs/association_agreement_ukraine_2014_en.pdf ) and make up his mind whether or not this benefits Ukraine. There are many websites out there who give their own view. Many of them are either pro-EU/anti-Russian or vice versa so either way there will be some bias.
I'll give you my opinion on this matter though. The Ukrainians believed they could have the best part of the deal by being both a member of the DCFTA and the Customs Union. It was never Russia who forced them NOT to sign the deal but the Europeans who told them that it would be impossible to be part of both trade zones. It was either the association or the Customs Union. The Russians told the Ukrainians that they would raise tariffs on Ukrainian goods if they signed the deal (from the very beginning Moscow made it loud and clear that they would protect their domestic market against the flood of Ukrainian goods). People with common sense will tell you that the EU, Germany being the biggest benefactor ofcourse, was waiting for a giant market to open up so they could massively push their products there. Just like Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and all the rest of Eastern Europe.
I believe there were estimates saying it would take dozens of billions to modernize the Ukrainian industry in order to make them fit European standards. Money that no one would provide them with back then and never will in the future. Magic words like "visa free regime" were used to brainwash the masses on Maidan square. After that this whole AA bullcr*p became "are you pro-EU or pro-Russian?" and sparked a civil war. Yes a civil war and I hope your friend emphasizes this in his dissertation.
PS: If his lecturer doesn't believe it was the locals who rebelled then who was it? The Russian army dressed up as civilians or what? Seriously, if this is the level of education there then I weep for England.