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5 Essay Topics | 5 Winners

  1. The future of cryptocurrencies and their likely impact on economics and finance
  2. Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: Where Should the Law Stand?
  3. Gender Pay Gap: Current Situation & Next Steps
  4. Brexit & The Health Sector
  5. Artificial Intelligence or The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Our essay questions are very broad so have a try and give us your own take on the topic! We will consider your critical thinking and creativity, along with your ability to use a wide range of sources and your writing skills. 

1500 words (with 10% margin)

Please include a brief bibliography (not within the word limit)

Deadline for submissions: March 18th 23.59pm

You can only submit one essay!

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The Prizes

£100 Cash Prize (funded by CASS, CLS, SHS, SASS, SMCSE)

City Students' Union Hoodie

Certificate Awarded at the Academic Impact Awards (April 16th 2019)

Criteria & Rules 

Download the document here. 

** Judging panel will consist of VP Education, 1 student representative, 1 academic staff member, 1 associate dean

**All essays will be subject to Turnitin checks.