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First-year students award prizes for their blogs

(29 June 2017)

First-year social sciences students on the new Global Social Challenges module have been blogging about the topic as part of their learning experience.  

The module introduced students to a range of current social issues affecting human society on a large scale. In developing their subject knowledge, they recognised their responsibility to communicate that knowledge to a wider audience, and so were encouraged to blog about global social challenges.

All seventy student blog posts were entered into a competition, with prizes funded through the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum programme.

The winner of the 2017 Global Social Challenges Blog Prize is:

Judges noted that her post was “punchy, topical and compelling”, “demonstrates just how important party political issues are (or should be) for sociologists, though they are often left strangely untouched” and “the description of Piketty’s theory was excellent – short and very clear – better than I got from a colleague!”

Runners up:

Also shortlisted were: