This year the LSEUPR launched its fourth annual essay competition, aimed at year 12s and 13s (or equivalent), to give them a real experience in writing an academic essay.

The question for this year was


To what extent have emerging social movements caused politicians to respond with effective social change?


The essay question was superbly tackled by over 100 students all over the world. We have young researchers from the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, China, Singapore, India, the United States, Pakistan, Canada, Belgium, among others.

This question required engagement with current affairs, critical reading, academic referencing and analytical writing – all of which was given an incredibly good effort by those who submitted.

After careful reading by the members of LSEUPR Editorial Division, we arrived at this year’s winners:

First place: Salil Jain (India)

Second place: Evie Bowden (United Kingdom)

Third place: Vidushi Singhai (United Kingdom)

Honourable mentions:

Arthur Prince (United Kingdom)

Threshmenu Palanderan (United Kingdom)

Kavya Balaji (Malaysia)

Over the coming weeks, we will be posting the top 3 entries as a showcase of great pre-university academic research!

We would also like to offer our further congratulations to all who participated. The hard work and effort put into all submissions was clear to the whole UPR Team.

Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with opportunities to engage with academic research.

The UPR team would also like to extend an invitation for all to attend our 2022 Virtual Conference, taking place on March 24, 2022. More details will be released soon.

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