Welcome to Dissertations for Good!

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.

By going through the 2-step registration process, you can find organisations' research interests. You can dedicate the time, resource and effort that will go into your undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation to a project that offers an organisation insight and answers to some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century.

And best of all...it's totally free for you to take part!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch on dfg@nus.org.uk

Tips for creating your profile/ research project on the website..

You may already have a clear plan in mind for your research project and be able to register your research aims quickly and easily. If this is you, please remember to show flexibility to enable partnering with an organisation on your research. To find a successful partnership it is useful to remember each organisation will have some of their own research needs and requirements.

If you are still exploring your options or feel a little overwhelmed by all the options out there, this is the place to start looking! Start by stating some of your possible areas of interest and give a rough idea of a theme, that way we can start looking at research partnerships that might help your journey to doing a piece of meaningful research.

Top tips:

  • Bullet points are fine
  • Remain flexible and state that in your profile
  • Have a look at what's available
  • Contact us if you want us to find you a relevant organisation
  • The more we know the better we can help you
  • Start with notes and you can always go back to give more detail

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" - UWE student, 2018

"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!" - Exeter University student, 2018

What organisations have said...

"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."