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For Good

Partnering students and organisations for projects, research and placements
Signup for 2021/2022

About

The For Good platform has been created to empower students to innovate and progress all aspects of sustainability through meaningful research, projects and placements.

Our For Good offerings give students opportunities to gain experience and knowledge of working in a variety of sectors, gaining important employability skills and developing competencies as responsible citizens. By partnering with organisations for projects, research or placements students are able to turn their education into a force for good, demonstrating the positive impact our education institution have the potential to offer. Targeted research, projects and placements ensure organisations benefit from capacity building, bright ideas and creative solutions for progressing sustainability challenges.

Students can register on the platform free of charge and browse opportunities, and SOS-UK facilitates introductions for suitable matches.

Institutions

There are several ways universities and colleges can get involved in and make use of our For Good platform:

1. Tell your students about it. It's totally free for all students to use the website.

2. Find out what it offers your students.

3. Tell academics about it. As a member institution, academics can register a project or area of interest, to start setting up a partnership before handing it over to their students.

4. Find out about the additional benefits that come with membership. These include making it supporting your students to find partnerships, as well as promoting Living Labs/internal opportunities for academic and non-academic departments of your institution.

Organisation membership

We work with you to develop meaningful research and practical projects as well as placement opportunities that will be mutually beneficial for your organisation and the students you partner with.

As a member we will promote any sustainability-related opportunities you post on our platform as well as make suggestions for partnerships. We will also support you and the students you are partnered with before, during and on completion of the partnership.

We will connect you with students who want to turn their education into a force for good and address real-world sustainability challenges.

Find out more here.

Student impact

"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!”

Organisation impact

“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."

Get involved

Signup for 2021/2022

Visit the platform for more information: forgood.nus.org.uk.

To discuss membership, email us at: forgood@sos-uk.org

Find opportunities on the For Good platform

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. Start browsing the opportunities currently available at https://forgood.nus.org.uk/.