Two writing competitions are run by the College of Arts and Law, one for undergraduate students and one for postgraduate students on taught courses. This gives our talented students an additional opportunity to engage with challenging but accessible subjects to produce original and entertaining pieces of work. Prizes are awarded to the winning entries.
This year, students are invited to submit entries, in response to one of the questions below, in the form of a newspaper editorial or opinion piece rather than an academic essay.
Footnotes and bibliographies are not expected.
For undergraduate students: ‘In our digital age, what value do books have for Arts & Law students?’
For taught postgraduate students: ‘Technology and the spread of English across the globe have made its rules of grammar redundant. The point is to communicate. Do you agree?’
The word limit is 500 words and the closing date for entries is 17:00 on Friday 21 February 2014. The UG and the PGT winners will be awarded an iPad each.
Last year’s competition
In 2012-13, the College of Arts and Law ran two Essay Writing Competitions.