It's time to tackle social injustice
At The University of Manchester, we are committed to social responsibility and making a difference to society, which is why we created the Social Justice Challenge. Complete our interactive online activity where you can learn how to play your part as a student. This challenge will get you to think critically about social justice and invites you to explore themes like race, gender, homelessness, mental health, higher education and energy. The Challenge is the second of our three Ethical Grand Challenges and is your chance to get involved with key global issues.
Working online through interactive activities, you'll get to explore current themes related to social justice including race, gender, homelessness, mental health, higher education and energy.
What’s the Stellify Award you may ask? This is the University’s most prestigious extra-curricular award for undergraduate students. The Social Justice Challenge forms part of this, so by completing it, you’ll be on your way to achieving the award.
To complete the challenge, you’ll need to work through the introduction and two of the themes (but you can do them all, if you want!). Make sure you complete the short multiple choice tests at the end of each section you 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.
If you're a Year 2, final year undergraduate student or a postgraduate student, you will need to self enrol in the Blackboard course, using the links below.
Year 2 undergraduates: Log into Blackboard, Scroll down to My Communities and click on the Social Justice Challenge.
Final year undergraduates: Self enrol by following these instructions.
Postgraduates: Self enrol by following these instructions.
You can access the materials via PC, tablet or mobile. Access to headphones or speakers is essential.
By completing the Social Justice Challenge, you will:
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)
If you are an undergraduate student, sompletion of two Ethical Grand Challenges counts towards the prestigious Stellify Award
If you can’t access the Social Justice Challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Social Justice Challenge access.
At the end of each theme there are suggestions for how you can get involved and take action.
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.
The Social Justice Challenge deadline is different for each year group. Please check your deadline below: