2019 prize announcement
Once again, students on the first year Global Social Challenges course have taken to blog writing with relish, demonstrating the public relevance of sociological research and teaching. Fifty student blog pieces were published during April – June 2019 and the teaching team considered the merits of each. In choosing a shortlist we looked particularly for blog posts which combined an engaging writing style with use of an evidence base and authoritative sources of argumentation. This is a hard task, but many students showed a great knack for publicly accessible writing on complex ideas. And the winners are…
Winner of the 2019 Global Social Challenges Blog Prize:
- Emily Williams, for ‘Inequality in Global Societies. Why does it matter?‘
- Holly Wright, for ‘Why women as environmental activists will bring about necessary political change for a sustainable future.’
- Georgia Kadoglou, for ‘Heatwave in February: Why should you care?‘
So, congratulations to them, and to all our published authors. Best wishes to all our Global Social Challenges students as they return for another year’s studies, and we hope they will continue to use their learning to contribute to public debate on the hottest topics of the day.