Essay Competition

2020 LSEUPR ESSAY COMPETITION – WINNERS

This year LSEUPR launched its 3rd annual essay competition, aimed at incoming or outgoing year 12s and 13s (or equivalent), to give them real experience in writing an academic essay.
The question for this year is

What is the most important lesson for political leaders to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic?

which was superbly tackled by 83 students all over the […]

Essay Competition 2020

Exciting News! Our Annual Essay Competition has returned!

Essay Question 2020:
What is the most important lesson for political leaders to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic?

In early 2020, a major outbreak of SARS‑CoV‑2 spread across the globe. Virtually no aspect of human existence was untouched by the pandemic, which disrupted economic systems, tested political ones, and—in many cases—suspended public life altogether. […]

September 2nd, 2020|Essay Competition|6 Comments|
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    Essay competition 2018 third place: What are the effects of the rise of China on the present world order?

Essay competition 2018 third place: What are the effects of the rise of China on the present world order?

“What are the effects of the rise of China on the present world order?”

This article was written by Joseph McGrath, year 13 student at the Judd School.

The rise of China onto the forefront of the world stage is both remarkable and concerning, signalling at the very least a threat to the present world order, currently dominated by the ever-present […]

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    Essay competition 2018 second place: Is war and conflict an inevitable feature of global politics?

Essay competition 2018 second place: Is war and conflict an inevitable feature of global politics?

“Is war and conflict an inevitable feature of global politics?”

This article was written by Dheevesh Mungroo, year 13 student at John Kennedy College, Mauritius.

War and conflict takes several forms; military or non-military and interstate or state versus organisation. I shall use the steps to war (Vasquez and Henehan, 1999) and motivated biases (Mercer, 2005) theories to support my argument that war and conflict may […]

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    Essay competition 2018 winner: “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate” – Thomas Jefferson

Essay competition 2018 winner: “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate” – Thomas Jefferson

“The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate”. With the rise of fake news, historically low voter turnouts, and populist angst, to what extent is Thomas Jefferson correct regarding democracy in the twenty-first century?

This article was written by Gabriel Brown, year 12 student at Charterhouse school.

 

Recent years have seen many of the most contentious and […]