Students can win
£3,000 by showing their love of learning
IMAGINE you're inspiring
the next generation of students to study your subject at university.
Now bottle that enthusiasm and distil it into a winning formula...
Students with a passion for their subject can win £3,000 by entering
the annual UCAS/The Times Love Learning competition.
Today's undergraduates must explain why their subject has captured
their heart and mind; that's why others should follow them into higher
Students can write a 500 word essay or, new for this year, create a
30 second video clip. But the challenge is the same in both
categories;- inspire the next generation armed with the knowledge of
what higher level learning is really about.
Mary Curnock Cook, Chief Executive of UCAS said:- "Higher
education is about much more than three years' study to gain a
qualification. It's a journey of personal discovery, a peeling of
the onion that reveals layers of talent, confidence and the sheer
exuberance that comes with engagement in learning.
The video category brings a new dimension to the competition and I
know that we'll receive some very creative pieces showing the next
generation how university broadens the mind, and is more than just a
smart career move."
2 winners (one essay writer and one video producer) will each
receive £3,000 plus have the opportunity to spend a day at The Times
offices in London. Three runners up in each category will each win
The competition is open now, and closes at midnight on 30 June 2014.
The Love Learning competition is launching during Universities Week
2014 which runs from 9 June to 15 June 2014, Universities across the UK are
inviting everyone to be inspired, get involved and discover the work
that they are doing to improve the way we live our lives.
More information can be found at:-
Lord Mayor helps
LIVERPOOL'S Lord Mayor
Councillor Gary Millar has donated £500 towards skin cancer charity
Melanoma UK following his introduction to:- "Team Claire - Warrior
Diane Cannon and "Team Claire" (named after Claire Culbert)
are doing so much for Melanoma UK and Diane has coordinated (with
her team) a cycle ride from Liverpool to Krakow, Poland in September
this year. Claire was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2002, but like
most people, her family believed that with treatment Claire would
get better and everything would be okay. Sadly, this wasn't the case
and after a brave battle with the illness, Claire passed away in
The whole family is still devastated by Claire's death, she leaves
behind two children, Lauren and Elliott and she was only 38 when she
Team Claire have many plans this year, the biggest one being a 1043
mile bike ride from Liverpool to Krakow, which aims not only to
raise much needed cash for the charity, but also to increase
awareness of skin cancer. They chose Krakow for the event as
Claire's dissertation for her degree was called the Hidden Children
of the Holocaust and it was always her ambition to visit Auschwitz
to see the concentration camp for herself. She never got to do it so
it seemed fitting to do it in her memory.
The Lord Mayor said:- "I have met several of Claire's family
and friends and recently Gill Nuttall from Melanoma UK. I was so
moved by Claire's story and the determination of Team Claire to do
something in her memory I just had to help. £500 is not a big
donation but it will certainly make a difference.
Good luck to Team Claire in their long cycle to Poland".
Team Claire consists of Diane Cannon, Claire's brother Mark Culbert,
best friends John Merrill, Elaine Stapleton, Graham Schumacher and
team mascot, Obie the dog. Diane said:- "I had no idea
when I started out volunteering for the charity how much work would
be involved, especially as I am also running my own business,
however, it is worth every minute if I can achieve mine and more
importantly my niece's goal of raising awareness of this brutal
disease which so cruelly took life at such a young age."