Workplace Ethics Challenge

Give students the confidence to tackle ethical dilemmas in the workplace

The Workplace Ethics Challenge allows final year students and postgraduates to explore ethical dilemmas that they may face in the workplace.  Students can complete the challenge individually online through Blackboard, or join other students in a face-to-face workshop to explore issues related to their specific interests and aspirations. No matter which Workplace Ethics Challenge workshop students choose, they will gain skills and experience that will improve their confidence and help them stand out in a crowded graduate job market. The Workplace Ethics Challenge also contributes towards the Stellify Award for final year undergraduates

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The Workplace Ethics Challenge gives students the chance to explore ethical dilemmas they may face in the workplace

TAKE THE CHALLENGE

If you'd like to see what the Workplace Ethics Challenge Online version is all about, you can enrol in our staff version by following these instructions:

1) Open Chrome, Firefox or Safari

2) Click the below link -
Workplace Ethics Challenge - Staff

3) Log into Blackboard

4) You will see a message that says ‘Access Denied. Access to this resource is prohibited.’ Ignore this message and click the enrol button in the left hand column.

5) Enter Password - EthicallyStaffed! - and click submit

6) Click OK

If you have any questions about the Workplace Ethics Challenge, please email: egc@manchester.ac.uk

Workplace Ethics Challenge FAQs

Why is the University offering the Workplace Ethics Challenge?

The University is keen to offer a distinctive undergraduate experience, to help our graduates stand out in a competitive graduate recruitment market, and to develop ethically aware graduates. The Workplace Ethics Challenge supports this ambition, by enabling students to consider issues of ethical practice in the workplace and introducing them to concepts and methods that are valued by employers.

What do students think of the Workplace Ethics Challenge?

Feedback from students that have completed a Workplace Ethics Challenge is very positive.

“Discussed topics that are relevant even though sensitive, it makes me think more deeply about my role as an individual in wider society.”

"Challenging scenarios, intellectually stimulating environment, chance to communicate and engage." 

“I liked the use of scenarios as it really made me think what would I do in this situation?”

Does it matter if a student didn’t complete the Year 1 & 2 Ethical Grand Challenges?

No. Students who did not complete the Sustainability Challenge in their 1st year and Social Justice Challenge in their 2nd year should still be encouraged to complete the Workplace Ethics Challenge. 

There are many benefits to completing the Workplace Ethics Challenge in its own right. These include the development of employability skills and gaining an understanding of how they can contribute to creating inclusive and supportive workplaces.

Completion of the Workplace Ethics Challenge will also appear on students’ official University transcripts.

How can staff help students engage with the Workplace Ethics Challenge?

Staff can help by:

  • Promoting the benefits of completing the Workplace Ethics Challenge to all of your Year 3-Final Year students
  • Making links to the content of the Workplace Ethics Challenge if the subject matter is relevant to any of your teaching
  • Making your students aware of opportunities through Stellify and the Stellify Award
  • Once students have completed the Workplace Ethics Challenge, encourage them to think about how it can add value to their degree and employability

Can staff access the Workplace Ethics Challenge?

Staff can enrol in the online Workplace Ethics Challenge, which is delivered via Blackboard, by following these instrctions:

1) Open Chrome, Firefox or Safari

2) Click the below link -
Workplace Ethics Challenge - Staff

3) Log into Blackboard

4) You will see a message that says ‘Access Denied. Access to this resource is prohibited.’ Ignore this message and click the enrol button in the left hand column.

5) Enter Password - EthicallyStaffed! - and click submit

6) Click OK

There are also opportunities for staff to support the delivery of Challenge workshops, either by sitting in on, or supporting the delivery of, a workshop.

If you are interested in exploring how activities from Workplace Ethics Challenge workshops might be offered to staff please contact egc@manchester.ac.uk

Who delivers the Workplace Ethics Challenge?

The Workplace Ethics Challenge is developed and delivered, in collaboration with cross-sector groups of academics and practitioners, by the Student Development team within the Division of Teaching, Learning and Student Development.

The workshops are led by academics and practitioners from relevant sectors including:

  • Bullying & Harassment: Professor Dawn Edge
  • Safeguarding: Martin Harris
  • Global: Megan Price
  • Healthcare: Prof Alison Fisher, Dr Rachel Starkey, Dr Mary Tully

Any questions?

If you have any questions or suggestions about the Workplace Ethics Challenge or would like to be given access to the staff version of the online Challenge, please email: egc@manchester.ac.uk 

 

When are the workshops being held?

BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 (2-4pm) or Tuesday, 22 February 2022 (5-7pm)

SAFEGUARDING
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 (2-4pm) or Tuesday 1 March 2022 (5-7pm)

GLOBAL
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 (5-7pm) or Wednesday, 2 March 2022 (2-4pm)

HEALTHCARE
Friday, 25 February 2022 (10am-12pm) or  4 March 2022 (10am-12pm)