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!”
- Amber Jasmine Quraishi for “You’re not helping”: the problematic liberal narrative on race and migrants.
- Bethan Pollington for …But what about Nutella?!
Also shortlisted were:
- Rachel Williamson for Sowing the seeds of freedom: the global fight for food sovereignty
- Sarah Keogh for Society must be the conscience of the corporation.
- Nathaniel Moody for Global inequality: why we all must act