Essay and Blog Competition

The entries should all include references in your work, alongside a clear bibliography. They should be sent to George Tunnacliffe at by Friday 5th June. 

There will be winners and runners-up in each category with £150 (roughly 1000 cedis) awarded to a winner/s in each competition (essay and blog). 

Winning entries will be placed on our website, as well as featuring in our new school partnerships magazine. 

Note that you do have to be an active participants on our EduSpots courses in order to be able to enter this competition. 

Essay Competition 

Write an essay in response to one of the following titles. It should be no longer than 1000 words. You should include references in your work, alongside a clear bibliography.
  1. ‘Coronavirus hasn’t created inequalities, it’s simply exposed and exacerbated existing inequalities.’ To what extent do you agree?
  2. “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” Discuss the relevance of this quotation to today’s global society.
  3. ‘If we want to help people, the best place to start is what is strong in them and their communities, rather than what’s wrong.’ How far do you agree in the context of global development and/or community action?

Blog Competition

Your post should be no more than 500 words. 

  1. Create your own title – write on any topic linked to our courses that is relevant to current society.
  2. How does the Coronavirus pandemic present an opportunity for global revaluation?
  3. How does my social stereotype or wider positioning limit the role I can take in discussions?