Nurturing socially responsible graduates

Encourage our students to take part in the Ethical Grand Challenges programme

The Ethical Grand Challenges are the University’s Social Responsibility signature programme for undergraduates and gives them the opportunity to explore three challenges facing the world in the 21st century: SustainabilitySocial Justice and Workplace Ethics. This year, the programme is also available to postgraduate students.

The aim of the programme is to help students to become informed, thoughtful, critical and socially responsible, so they can graduate as citizens and leaders, who are aware of and are capable of exercising ethical, social and environmental responsibilities.

The programme also boosts employability by enabling students to work with others across disciplinary boundaries, develop skills such as teamwork and problem-solving, and confront issues they are likely to face in their early graduate careers.

Completion of two Ethical Grand Challenges also counts as part of the University's Stellify Award and each challenge will be recorded on students’ official transcripts when they graduate. 

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT EACH CHALLENGE

Sustainability Challenge Staff Information

Social Justice Challenge Staff Information

Workplace Ethics Challenge Staff Information