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For Good | National Union of Students

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

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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.

***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 interested in.***

Through the partnerships we facilitate opportunities for students to apply their academic learning to a real-world setting whilst making a meaningful impact to the organisations they are partnered with. Through these opportunities, students are supported to gain experience and knowledge of working in a variety of sectors as well develop skills and competencies to be responsible citizens and leaders.

Our For Good platform is open to university and college students of all ages, and recent graduates through to the age of 35 regardless of their course or level of study. If you fall outside of this, please get in touch to see if we can still help you.

Where students are from For Good member universities or colleges they will get active support when seeking partnerships.

We encourage 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 registration process and start posting opportunities so we can support you to collaborate for positive impact:

Case Studies

Juleyka Uddin

An Exploratory Analysis of Activities of Social Enterprises in the Northwest of the UK in relation to the U.N Sustainable Development Goals

Jack Ruane

An Analysis of how Higher Education Institutions in the Global South are addressing the SDGs

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




“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. 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, US Partnership for ESD, 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.