Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Building Character through Youth Social Action

University of Birmingham

This online course explored social action as a form of character development, and in particular, the historical and theoretical roots of youth social action and character.

2 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr. Tom Harrison

Director of Education

University of Birmingham


Learning outcomes

  • Learn what character and youth social action are and why they matter
  • Explore the link between character and youth social action through a range of disciplines
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to implement key approaches to developing character in young people through youth social action
  • Identify how character virtues are built through youth social action and what the double benefit is
  • Reflect on what makes a quality youth social action experience


Week 1: What is character? What is youth social action?

  • An introduction to youth social action
  • An introduction to character
  • Character and youth social action
  • Youth social action and social mobility
  • Reflection and review

Week 2: A young person’s social action journey

  • A school’s perspective
  • A young person’s perspective
  • A youth social action provider’s perspective
  • A college’s perspective
  • A university’s perspective
  • An employer’s perspective

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Building Character through Youth Social Action

University of Birmingham