About the Ethical Grand Challenges

Staff are asked to encourage their students to take part in the Ethical Grand Challenges (EGC) programme.

EGC is the University’s Social Responsibility Signature Programme for undergraduates and gives them the opportunity to explore 3 challenges facing the world in the 21st century: sustainability (Y1); social justice (Y2); workplace ethics (Y3).

 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.

 Ethical Grand Challenges is part of Stellify. Completion of all 3 challenges contributes to the Stellify Award, but each challenge is worth doing in its own right and will be recorded on students’ official transcripts. 


Sustainability Challenge Staff Information

Social Justice Challenge Staff Information

Workplace Ethics Challenge Staff Information