Placements for Good empowers students in further and higher education to contribute to positive social and environmental change through work-based learning in the community.

Find full information about the programme here: www.forgood.nus.org.uk/placements

Placements for Good (PfG) provides a framework for universities and colleges to develop impactful work-based learning programmes supported by NUS. 

PfG support includes:
•    Providing students with an online platform to view and apply for placements; 
•    Two-day residential regional training to create learning cohorts of students to support them through their placements;
•    Support for placement hosts to design impactful project-based placements, aligned with students’ academic learning requirements whilst contributing to organisations’ progress for the SDGs.
•    Attendance at the annual For Good Conference, showcasing real-world research and work-based learning opportunities and providing students with real professional networking experience.
•    Monitoring and evaluation support to track student learning and impact on host organisations. 

 

Support Package

Supported

Semi-supported

NUS PfG promotional/communication materials for students

P

P

Unlimited access to all areas of For Good web platform (including Dissertations/research and Projects)

P

P

PfG introduction with key institutional staff

P

P

Monitoring and evaluation

P

P

Conference - delivered by NUS (2 institution staff and student places)

P

P

Remote support for institutional staff

P

P

Student 2-day pre-placement training (up to 10 students)

P

P

Student cohort support (weekly Skype call)

P

P

Recruit placement organisations

Partial support from NUS

 

Matching students with placement hosts and shaping placements

Partial support from NUS

 

Membership: Higher Education Institutions

£1875 +VAT

£1100 +VAT

Membership: Further Education Institutions

£1575 +VAT

£600 +VAT

 

Note: Costs are provisional estimates that may change with pilot development. Levels of support and packages available may be open to discussion, please get in touch to discuss this further. 

Sign up for 2019-20 here

For more information on any element of For Good opportunities, please contact Meg Baker, Senior Project Officer – Education for Sustainable Development on meg.baker@nus.org.uk or 07447239804.