Student essay competition

Posted on Thursday 18th April 2013

The College of Arts and Law recently ran a student essay competition with the support of the Annual Giving Fund.

For taught postgraduate students the title was:
Is there still a role for the arts and humanities in a world increasingly dominated by science and technology?

The judging panels found the entries to be of a high standard. The entries were entertaining, engaging and relevant. The winning essays and details of the celebration event at which the prizes were awarded will shortly be available on the College student experience web page.

Jan Watts (MPhil Playwriting Studies, 2008), former Birmingham Poet Laureate and playwrite, acted as a judge in the Postgraduate category. She said “I was delighted to be asked to be on the panel of judges for the post graduate essay competition. The standard was very high. I was so pleased to meet the winner, Joanne, and to learn that she studies part-time, works full-time and still made time to take part in the essay competition. Her essay was entertaining and pertinent. Congratulations to Joanne and all who took part.”

Joanne Krawec the PGT prize winner said of the competition, “I am very proud to have taken part. It has also given me renewed confidence to push my academic career forward”.

Picture of Jan Watts, the alumni judge and Joanne Krawec (MA West Midlands History) who wrote the winning PGT essay.

 essay competition judge and winner