What ethical challenges will you face in your career?
Get to grips with ethical dilemmas in the workplace, whatever your career plans. No matter which Workplace Ethics Challenge workshop you choose, you will gain skills and experience that will improve your confidence and help you stand out in a crowded graduate job market.
Complete the challenge individually online through Blackboard, or join other students in a face-to-face workshop to explore issues related to your specific interests and aspirations. You only need to complete one of these challenges as part of the Stellify Award.
Although we aim to run these workshops face to face, if restrictions are put in place, we will run the workshops on Zoom instead.
Workshops take place in the first half of each semester and places are limited. Please follow the links below to find out more and sign up.
ONLINE - CLOSED
Complete interactive scenarios on Blackboard and learn how to make decisions surrounding issues like harassment, bullying and discrimination, privacy and confidentiality.
BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 (2-4pm) or Tuesday, 22 February 2022 (5-7pm) - CLOSED
Can you identify harassment and bullying in the workplace? How should you respond? Gain insights and experiences valued by all employers.
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 (2-4pm) or Tuesday 1 March 2022 (5-7pm) - CLOSED
Are you planning to work with children or vulnerable adults in teaching, social work, the law, or as a volunteer? Explore how you can best protect people from harm.
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Tuesday, 12 October 2021 (5-7pm) NOW FULLY BOOKED or Wednesday, 2 March 2022 (2-4pm) - CLOSED
Develop your inter-cultural awareness and learn more about how to overcome the kinds of challenges you will face in multi-cultural workplaces.
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Friday, 25 February 2022 (10am-12pm) or 4 March 2022 (10am-12pm) - CLOSED
Join students from a range of healthcare programmes to explore the impacts of unconscious bias on peer to peer discrimination in the workplace, and on patient care.
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The Workplace Ethics Challenge deadline is different for each year group. Please check your deadline below:
Note, to ensure access to the online version, you must sign up for access at least 24 hours before the deadline.
Semester 1 Workshops:
Semester 2 Workshops:
Safeguarding (Tuesday 1 March 2022, 5-7pm)
Global (Wednesday 2 March 2022, 2-4pm)
Bullying & Harassment (Tuesday 22 February 2022, 5-7pm)
Healthcare (Friday 25 February 2022, 10-12pm & Friday 4 March 2022, 10-12pm)
All these workshops are face-to-face. You can alternatively take the challenge individually online via Blackboard.
You can sign up for one face-to-face Workplace Ethics Challenge workshop and also complete the Online Blackboard version if you wish.
For students who began the first year of their undergraduate studies in September 2016 or later, completing one Workplace Ethics Challenge option also counts towards the Stellify Award.
If you want to complete more than one Challenge workshop, note that you will be added to a waiting list, as priority will be given to students who have not yet completed a Challenge workshop.
Graduate employers want to recruit people whose values and behaviour fit with what is expected in the organisation.
The opportunity to work through real-world workplace situations in the Workplace Ethics Challenge will help build your confidence when faced with the kinds of situational judgment tests used in recruitment. Through discussion with other students in a workshop, or through the interactive activities in the Workplace Ethics Challenge - Online, you will gain new perspectives on current ethical challenges, and examples you can draw on in interview. The content of each Workplace Ethics Challenge option will also introduce you to key workplace rules and regulations.
“Employers really care about values, ethics, and everything linked to corporate responsibility, and doing the right thing and, if you’re able to show you’re taking that topic seriously, and you’ve proactively done something to learn more about it a further your knowledge, that’s going to really help you in the employability space. I’d really recommend participating.” - Katherine Bond, Student Recruitment Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
“I would urge every student to consider taking the Ethics Challenge. No matter what the sector, the scenarios explored are recognisable, and being given the opportunity to discuss them in a safe, constructive environment will inevitably make graduates feel much more comfortable in their places of employment.” - Sophie Parkes-Nield, Head of Client Advocacy, Creative Concern
“For anybody going into the workplace . . . it is really important that you’ve got a very strong personal ethic, you know your own values, and your own line in the sand” - Sir Peter Fahey, Former Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police.
You will qualify for the Stellify Award if you began your first year undergraduate studies in September 2016 or later.
Yes you can!
The Sustainability Challenge is currently available to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
For more info: http://www.egc.manchester.ac.uk/sustainability/
The Social Justice Challenge is currently available to Year 3+ undegraduates and postgraduate students.
For more info: http://www.egc.manchester.ac.uk/socialjustice/
Please note that if you are a postgraduate student, you can still complete the challenges but they will not count towards the Stellify Award.
The Workplace Ethics Challenge is available to Year 3+ undergraduate students and postgraduates.
Please note that postgraduates can only complete the online version.