Research and Knowledge Exchange Unit: Social Justice
As a member of the Cathedrals Group of Universities, Bishop Grosseteste University is committed to improving the life and educational opportunities of its members and working for the benefit of the wider community. Education and the possibilities it produces for transformation make it, according to the late Nelson Mandela ‘the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. Education is a core building block of society and is central to how communities are structured and work now and for the societies and communities built for tomorrow. The ambition of a fair and just society must be all members of that society are given the support needed to ensure everyone has a genuine opportunity to realise their potential; be accorded respect; and valued as an individual of worth within an inclusive system. This is social justice.
The purpose of this research cluster is to:
- develop understanding of the concept of social justice and the intersectionality of discrimination
- challenge inequality and promote social justice
- explore the ways in which social justice is promoted in diverse settings as a means of identifying and developing best practice
- research how social justice is denied to some as a means of determining ways to eliminate harmful practices wherever they may occur
- collaborate with students both in completing research and producing outputs wherever possible.
- identify, foster and develop links within BGU and beyond and generate outputs at multiple levels
- support cluster members at different stages in their careers to create BLOGs; shorter articles; longer 4* high profile internationally recognised papers; books; newspaper commentaries; and everything in between to promote the work of the cluster
- consider how research and academic debate can impact local, national and wider agendas
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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