Year 2 - Social Justice Challenge

It's time to tackle social injustice

Deadline: Friday, 12 June

The Social Justice Challenge is the Ethical Grand Challenge (EGC) for Year 2 undergraduate students.

The challenge introduces you to ways of thinking about social justice and invites you to explore six themes: migration, homelessness, mental health, higher education, race and energy. You can find the Social Justice Challenge in the 'My Communities' section of Blackboard.

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Find out why you should take the Social Justice Challenge during your second year at The University of Manchester.

Do the challenge online

The best part is, the challenge is all online, delivered via Blackboard! Through a mixture of films and short interactive activities, you'll get access to expert views from across The University of Manchester and beyond. At the end of each theme there is a multiple choice quiz which you need to pass in order to complete the challenge.


How to complete the challenge

To complete the challenge you need to work through the introduction and two of the six themes (but you can do them all, if you want!). It's easy to do and you don't need to sign up or register. You can find the Social Justice Challenge in the 'My Communities' section of Blackboard.


Key Facts About The Social Justice Challenge

How long will the Social Justice Challenge take me to complete?

The Social Justice Challenge should take less than an hour to complete. You can complete the Social Justice Challenge in one go or you can complete it at your own pace in bite-sized chunks.

How do I access the Social Justice Challenge?

You can access the Social Justice Challenge via Blackboard. Scroll down to the 'My Communities' section below your current list of courses and click on EGC: Social Justice Challenge.

You can access the materials via PC, tablet or mobile. Access to headphones or speakers is essential.

Why should I complete the Social Justice Challenge?

By completing the Social Justice Challenge, you will:

  • Develop knowledge, skills and understanding of challenges facing society in the 21st century
  • Enhance your employability skills

  • Explore issues of social justice and hopefully  be inspired to take action on issues of importance to you

  • Contextualise your degree and place it in a wider national and global context


Successful completion of Social Justice Challenge will appear on your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report)

Completion of all three Ethical Grand Challenges counts towards the prestigious Stellify Award

I can’t access the Social Justice Challenge

If you can’t access the Social Justice Challenge, email with the subject line Social Justice Challenge access.

How can I take action?

At the end of each theme there are suggestions for how you can get involved and take action. In addition, look out for Social Justice pop-up events which will be running throughout the year.

How can I give feedback on the Social Justice Challenge?

We want to know what you think of the Social Justice Challenge content and activities. There is a feedback section at the end of each theme in Blackboard.