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Issue:- 27 June 2013

Students can win cash for essay writing

STUDENTS home from uni for the summer can win £5,000 by writing about why they love learning.  The essay competition is run jointly by UCAS; the organisation which managesadmissions to universities and colleges in the UK; and The Times newspaper.

It challenges undergraduate students to talk about why they are passionate about their degree subject.  There are great reasons to enter - including cash prizes of up to £5,000 and a day at The Times for the winners.

Mary Curnock Cook, Chief Executive, UCAS said:- "We are looking for entries to remind us that higher education is good for the brain and the soul. The winning entries will help us develop a balanced narrative about the benefits of higher education that goes beyond the financial and career paybacks to help inspire future generations of students to enjoy learning at degree level."

Successful entries should explain the joys of learning and articulate the entrant's passion for studying their chosen subject at degree level. They should also examine how university broadens horizons and the mind.  The competition is open now until midnight on Monday, 29 July  2013.  Entries should be between 400 and 500 words long and sent in an email, by the closing date.  Students can enter under 4 categories (arts and humanities; business and vocational; social sciences; and science, technology, engineering and maths).  Each category winner will receive £3,000, plus a day at The Times newspaper, a 6 month digital subscription to The Times and winning entries will be published on The Times online.  The overall winner will receive an additional £2,000 taking the total up to £5,000.

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Entrants should include their name, age, home address, email, phone number, university, undergraduate degree subject and year of study (for example - history, 1st year undergraduate). The category of entry should also be made clear.

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