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For Good | National Union of Students

Welcome to Placements for Good

Placements for Good connects driven university and college students with forward thinking ambitious charities, public-sector organisations and businesses to work in partnership for social, environmental and economic benefit.

Having piloted Placements for Good in 2019, we are pleased to now be offering this as part of our suite of For Good partnership opportunities. Placements need to provide students with a minimum of the Real Living Wage to ensure these are accessible for all students.

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Through the partnerships we facilitate students to 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.



“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”

“Getting a new perspective on our work and what we’re trying to achieve.

“It’s really rewarding to be involved with DfG we found the research a real value to use.”


“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 SOS-UK's work 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.