Social Justice

Join the debate around Social Justice. How should we promote a just society? How do we challenge injustice, value diversity, define human rights, and allocate resources? While at Manchester, you can explore what it might mean to build fairer communities in the city, the UK and across the globe.

Social Justice is the Ethical Grand Challenge for 2nd Year students. The Challenge introduces you to ways of thinking about social justice, and invites you to explore 4 themes: Higher Education, Mental Health, Trade and Energy from a social justice perspective. Read about the featured activities, or follow the links for more inspiration

Social Justice Challenge

The Social Justice Challenge is delivered online, via Blackboard. To complete the challenge you need to work through two of the four themes, but you can do them all, if you want. Each theme is explored using a mix of film and short activities, giving you access to expert views from across the University of Manchester and beyond. You’ll also find lots of suggestions for ways you can follow up, and take action. 

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Learn more about social justice as part of your degree by taking a University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) unit as one of your free choice options. For more unit options go to:


Give something back and gain practical insights into initiatives designed to promote sustainability and sustainable living. For more ideas go to: