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For Good | National Union of Students

We partner highly motivated students with forward thinking organisations to collaborate on research, dissertations, placements and practical projects to progress economic, social and environmental sustainability.

NUS For Good supports students to turn their education into a force for good by making a positive difference in the organisations they are partnered with across the UK. Opportunities include dissertation or thesis research, bespoke projects and work placements.

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Through the partnerships we facilitate, students gain the opportunity to apply their academic learning to a real-world setting whilst making a meaningful impact to the organisations they are partnered with. Our For Good platform is open to all tertiary education students studying in the UK regardless of their course or level of study.

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Case Studies

Georgina Buffham

Are bioaugmentation and aeration tablets a viable alternative to traditional silt dredging techniques in canals?

Danielle Katz

Insights into Influences on Personal Sustainable Behaviour: Participation in Formal Sustainability Programmes

Esther

How ethical is international volunteering in LEDCs?

Thomas Haines

A baseline assessment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Danielle Foster

An examination of the engagement of UK universities (BSc Geography, University of Exeter)

Paul Drury

UK Trade Unions engagement with climate change and the need for a ‘just transition’

Testimonials

Organisations

“We have been working in the same way for a long time and needed to be challenged – it was good to have someone from outside come at

it from a different direction.”

“We get a fresh perspective on our work as well as provide an opportunity for students wanting to gain more experience in the charity sector.”

“…a great opportunity for charities like the Trust to work with students on projects that we may not have time to do otherwise”

Students

“I saw the chance to develop my own understanding of the sustainability issues in question, as well as strengthen my real-world research experience.”

“…definitely an opportunity I’m proud to discuss, I believe it showed commitment and self-motivation of interest to employers working

“It was truly wonderful to be able to support the Fairtrade Foundation and engage with my interests in the field, and my passion for this will hopefully shine through to employers into the future!”

“My only recommendation would be to promote the programme more so that more can embrace the opportunity.”

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Our For Good platform is giving you the opportunity to be a part of meaningful, exciting and important work into sustainability and social responsibility.

We are at the cutting edge of the field, with enthusiastic and intelligent students answering the real questions that organisations have.

Register for updates on our For Good platform if you’re interested in finding out more about NUS’ sustainability action and how you can get involved. We will share updates and news on new real-world research, applied projects and impactful work placements.

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  • Your data will only be shared between NUS, and your organisation/ university or college. Your data will only be used in relation to the For Good opportunities you have stated an interest in.