Dissertations for Good for universities

Dissertations for Good is a platform connecting undergraduate and postgraduate university students across the UK with organisations that have important questions about environmental, economic or social sustainability.

Students turn their education into a force for social good by answering these real-world research questions through their dissertation, research project, or other self-directed learning.

Universities can purchase membership to gain access to additional benefits for their students (listed below). Non-academic departments of universities that have purchased membership can list projects for students to complete via the living labs route. A representative from each member university and/or students’ union is also invited to take part in regular feedback meetings, to help shape the future direction and development of the programme.

Membership costs £520+VAT for one calendar year.

Membership includes:

  • Partnership suggestions via email to registered students, based on their areas of interest;
  • Active recruitment of organisations relevant to your students interests;
  • A visit from an NUS representative to publicise the scheme to staff, students, and/or local organisations;
  • Free template materials to help you publicise the scheme;
  • The ability to register an unlimited number of ‘living labs’ projects on the website;
  • Active promotion of your 'living labs' project ideas by NUS via email and social media;
  • Helpful guidance documents to assist in forming successful partnerships;
  • Invitations for students to publish or present research findings at events;
  • Opportunities to take part in feedback calls, to help shape the future direction and development of the programme.

Interested? Sign up for membership, register as a supervisor, find out about the living labs route, or get in touch on dfg@nus.org.uk to find out more.