Enhance your employability & join Year 3-Final Year students from across the university. Join students interested in working in a range of sectors to explore contemporary ethical challenges posed by working in globalised workplaces.

The Globalised Workplace Ethics Challenge is one of the Ethical Grand Challenge options for Year 3-Final Year students.

This workshop is for you if you're interested in a career working in an organisation with a global outlook or workforce, such as the business or development sectors.   Interactive scenarios, group exercises and discussions will challenge you to reflect on your own, and others’, ethical responsibilities and decision making in diverse international and multi-cultural workplaces. 

Hear from Katherine Bond, Student Recruitment Manager at PwC about the Globalised Workplace Ethics Challenge

In 2017-18 the Globalised workplace Ethics Challenge workshop will take place on:

  • Wednesday 18th April 2018, 13:00-16:30, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road Campus


Key Facts About The Globalised Workplace Ethics Challenge

What is the workshop about?

The workshop focuses on real-world practical ethical dilemmas, and real-world practical decision making, relevant to any multi-national or multi-cultural workplace.

The controversial and contemporary topics covered will draw on topical challenges for globalised workplaces and provide you with the opportunity to explore your own, and others’, ethical responsibilities in diverse workplaces.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is for you if you’re planning to work in the either the business or development sector or, indeed, any role where you will be working with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

The workshop is available to Year 3-Final Year University of Manchester Students only.

What will I get out of it?

The workshop offers an opportunity to challenge yourself, and to explore your own ethical decision making, in a constructive learning environment, supported by real-world practitioners.

Taking part will also improve your employability by providing you with insights and experiences you can draw on in job applications and interviews.

You will also gain valuable experience of working, and making decisions, in multi-disciplinary groups.

Attendance at the workshop will be listed on your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report).

A certificate of attendance is available on request.

How can I sign up?

The workshop is completely free for Year 3-Final year students at the University of Manchester. The dates of Cross-Sector WPE Challenge workshops available in this academic year are provided above.  

Spaces are limited so, to register for this years’ workshop, sign up now to take part.  

If aren’t able to attend, see the EGC Workplace Ethics Homepage for details of other WPE Challenges available in this academic year.

Once you've registered, look out for a confirmation email from to let you that you have a place. The email will also provide further details and joining instructions.

If you’re a 1st or 2nd year student and would like to register your interest in taking part in a WPE Challenge in your 3rd-Final year, please email

What do other students say about the workshop?

The Globalised workplace Ethics Challenge is being run for the first time in March 2018.

Students that have taken part in other WPE Challenges found the WPE Challenge workshops interesting and stimulating (99% of respondents*).

Students also reported that they were more aware of their ethical responsibilities in the workplace after taking part in a WPE workshop (92%), and thought the workshop they attended provided skills/and or experience they would find useful in their future career (96%).

Students also valued the opportunity to work with students from other courses and thought the workshop explored topics different to those covered in their degree programmes (93%).

*Feedback from x70 students from 10 programmes, across 3 faculties.


"The fact that the workshop discussed topics that are relevant, even though sensitive, made me think more deeply about my role as an individual in wider society". (Linguistics Student Feedback 2017)

"Very stimulating, a good pointer for what future careers may entail, good atmosphere, great workshop!" (Social Sciences Student Feedback 2017)

"I liked how many thought exercises there were and listening to the feedback from other groups, if there was something we hadn't discussed in our group, it was good to hear the point raised". (Business Student Feedback 2017)

"Very insightful and detailed, hands on activities were very good" (Law Student Feedback 2017)

Who helped create the workshop?

The Globalised WPE Challenge is one of a developing suite of 'Workplace Ethics Challenges' offered to final year undergraduate students as part of the University of Manchester's 'Ethical Grand Challenges' programme.

This Challenge workshop is being developed in partnership with graduate employers, academics and practitioners including:

Dr Mark Batey: Senior Lecturer in Organizational Psychology and Creativity, Innovation & Leadership Specialist at Alliance Manchester Business School. Mark regularly provides coaching on creativity and culture change  to business leaders around the world. 

Megan Price: Learning & Development Partner at The Unvieristy of Manchcester. Prior to joining UoM Megan worked in similar roles with the United Nations Development Programme, Save the Children UK and Action Aid International. 

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC): A leading professional services network, with offices in 158 countries employing more than 236,000 people.

Creative Concern: An ethically driven Manchester media and design agency with clients in across Manchester, the UK and the world. Creative Concern is also a member of DNS – a European network of likeminded agencies, linked by their ethical and sustainable outlook.