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Global Sustainable Development Competition: Entry Now Open!

Entry for the 2022 Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Competition is now open. Entries must be received by midnight UK time on Friday 29 April 2022. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to a virtual event with GSD students and teaching staff when winners will be announced and awarded prizes.

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What is the GSD Competition?

Each year, the GSD Department at the University of Warwick runs a competition for year 11 and 12 students (school pupils aged between 15 and 17 years). The competition was established to engage with talented school students and to give insight into the type of thought-provoking issues involved in studying GSD at Warwick.

This is an exciting opportunity for students to think creatively and gain valuable research skills as they learn more about global sustainable development. Since it was established, we have expanded the types of entries that can be submitted to include videos, podcasts, and poetry, as well as more traditional essay responses. This is in line with our overall aim to engage with students from a variety of different backgrounds and interests, giving them the chance to present their unique perspectives on issues of global sustainable development. This also aligns with our pedagogical approach, as we are aware that, for some of these ‘big problems’, we need creative responses.

This year's competition questions
  • Do you need to be rich in order to be sustainable?
  • Some commentators believe that 2022 could be the year the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. What long-lasting impacts do you think the pandemic might have on sustainable development?
  • What do you think is the main barrier to achieving sustainable development at present, and how can this be overcome?

Find out more about this year's competition.