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Students

We believe that you can make a real difference. You have the knowledge and expertise to help organisations answer important questions and turn your education into a force for social and environmental good.

Connect with charities and other organisations for your final year research and practical or design-based projects. Organisations often don’t have the time, resources, expertise to complete the research and projects that they need to.

Our For Good platform partners students on any course with organisations – helping them complete impactful, real-world research and projects.

2018 – 19 is the year of our exciting new pilot delivery of Placements for Good. We have a limited number of universities and colleges taking part in the South, South West and South Wales. During the pilot year placement partnerships are only open to students from participating institutions to ensure we can provide high quality support and development opportunities. Our participating institutions for 2018 – 19 are:

  • University Centre South Devon
  • Solent University
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s

 

Testimonials

What students have said...

"My highlight was seeing the impact of the research and how it will truly inform future work, both on a national and international scale, within the NUS and within research international research conferences"

"I believe it’s a highly valuable opportunity for students and partners, and can have a great impact on the achievement of partner organisation’s aspirations and thus societal progression!"

“…definitely an opportunity I’m proud to discuss, I believe it showed commitment and self-motivation of interest to employers working on behalf of an organisation and coordinating most things virtually. “

“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!”

What organisations have said...

“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.”

"It has been good to work with the student to refine the project to meet both our needs and to get some in depth research on an area that is a high priority for us."

"Using the research, we were able to apply successfully to the Scottish Government Community Choices fund for match funding of £40k to carry out cost of the school day initiatives in the 12 primary schools in our targeted areas."