Let's start some conversations!

At the Community Research Initiative, we can approach voluntary & community organisations or community groups on your behalf - this is our brokering service.

It is often more successful than trying to contact yourself - think of how many students are in UCL and London as a whole!

If you already have a topic, organisation, or research idea in mind, this route will be right for you.

Need inspiration?

Get Googling or check our Directory of existing Partners here. The Directory is full information about the organisations we already work with on student volunteering or research opportunities. Use this as inspo. It is not the same as our Noticeboard which is specifically for master's students working with us.


If you identify a potential organisation by some other route than our Directory, our only ask is that you check the organisation is eligible: must be non-profit making or a Community-interest Company (CIC) and we prioritise small-to-medium sized organisations. Details about eligibility can be found in the form below.

You are limited to a total of 6 requests for our brokering across the year and we would recommend you don't do 6 all at once. Try 2 or 3 and see what happens.

You must be signed up to the Community Research Initiative to use our brokering service. Check your Students' Union UCL student profile if you are not sure or sign up here.