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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 environmental, social and economic sustainability.

SOS-UK's and the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development's For Good platform supports students to turn their education into a force for good. Students make positive impacts in the organisations they partner with across the planet. Opportunities include dissertation/thesis and other research, applied projects and work placements.

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***In light of the current covid-19 outbreak it may be that some partnerships advertised on the For Good platform cannot take place at this time. However, many partnerships can be conducted remotely so please go ahead and make an enquiry if there is anything you are interesting in.*** Through the partnerships we support students to gain the opportunity to apply their academic learning to a real-world context whilst making a meaningful impact to the organisations they are partnered with. Our For Good platform is open to all tertiary/higher education students and graduates through age 35 regardless of their course or level of study. Where students are from members universities they will get more active support from For Good when seeking partnerships. We support the promotion of all opportunities that aim to contribute towards a more just and sustainable world. Where organisations are offering opportunities related to specific themes, campaigns or areas of work it does not mean this is the view or perspective of SOS-UK or US Partnership for ESD. Complete our 2 part registration process so we can support you in finding partnership opportunities: Students | Organisations Organisations registering for the first time will also need to get in touch with us to formalise their membership.

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


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’




“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”




“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 for 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 SOS-UK’s and US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development’s 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. Our newsletter will keep you up to date on new opportunities, latest news and case studies of completed partnerships.

  • Your data will only be shared between SOS-UK, 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.