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Research Institute

Institute for Social Justice

Working across our University we facilitate social justice research, projects and partnerships that help us to pursue and promote a fairer society.

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The Institute for Social Justice was launched in 2020 to underpin York St John University’s mission ‘to stand up for social justice’.

We do so through developing collaborative research and practice that seeks to identify, expose and address some of the inequalities, injustices and challenges facing society today.

At its core the Institute seeks to work with people, with partners and with communities in a manner that sees participation, implementation and change as vital parts of its mission.

Upcoming event

Doing Change: Education for Social Justice

Wednesday 15 March 2023

5.00pm to 7.30pm

York St John Creative Centre

This event includes:

  • Archbishop of York Lecture in Social Justice with Fozia Irfan
  • The Eleanor Worthington Exhibition Prize 2022
  • Multi-media student presentations on social justice

Book ticket: Doing Change (Eventbrite)

What does social justice mean to you?

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PhD researchers

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Community research grants

Student using megaphone at climate change protest

Conversations in social justice

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Alumni stories

Institute for Social Justice Blog

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