Essay Competition

2022 LSEUPR Essay Competition – Winners

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

The questions for this year were:

“Russia’s war on Ukraine provides the European Union with a chance to reunite its member states.” To what extent do you agree with […]

October 26th, 2022|Essay Competition|0 Comments|

LSEUPR School Essay Competition 2022

 

Essay Questions 2022 (Choose 1 question to answer): 

1. “Russia’s war on Ukraine provides the European Union with a chance to reunite its member states.” To what extent do you agree with this claim?”

2. The outbreak of the pandemic and the escalation of geopolitical tensions have cast a shadow over the world’s economic development.  

(a) To what extent do you agree […]

September 13th, 2022|Essay Competition|0 Comments|

LSEUPR Annual Essay Competition First Place Essay

Salil Jain 

The Oberoi International School, India 

 

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

A social movement must have the capacity to exert pressure on politicians into passing reform and creating real social change without drastic measures such as resorting to violent resistance if it is to be successful. Therefore, the polity of the society in which […]

November 19th, 2021|Essay Competition|0 Comments|

LSEUPR Annual Essay Competition Second Place Essay

Evie Bowden 

Lady Eleanor Holles School, United Kingdom 

 

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

‘Effective social change’ is difficult to define. Should social change be measured in  statues toppled, in flags changed, in buildings renamed? Should social change be  measured in diversity officers appointed, in hours of equality training undertaken, in  progressive leaders celebrated? […]

LSEUPR Annual Essay Competition Third Place Essay

Vidushi Singhai 

The Tiffin Girls’ School, United Kingdom 

 

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

Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion, Brexit, all these social movements  are social movements. They have caused politicians to respond with change through parliamentary acts. However, they have not changed the systemic issues prevalent within society as the same injustices remain, highlighting […]

November 6th, 2021|Essay Competition|0 Comments|

2021 LSEUPR Essay Competition – Winners

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 […]

Essay Competition 2021

Our Annual Essay Competition has returned!

Essay Question 2021:

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

In May 2020, the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis galvanised the Black Lives Matter movement in an unprecedented manner. The uproar for justice echoed throughout the globe calling for a confrontation of the racial violence inherent in […]

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 […]