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Productivity and the Futures of Work GRP Essay & Video Competition

Each year, the Productivity and Futures of Work GRP run an essay and video competition.

We established the competition to engage with students and to give students a creative outlet to showcase their thought-provoking ideas around one of the 4 themes attached to our GRP.

The winners of the competition will win £500 - please see below for details around the 2022 competition and how you can enter.


Please come and join our 2022 Awards Ceremony!

When: 17:00 - 19:00 Thursday 8th December

Where: 1.005 WBS

Event Information: Agenda linked here.

Registration Link: Registration linked here.

The 2022 Essay and Video Competition Winners


Welcome to the Machine'

In this year’s competition simply submit a 1500 word essay, or a 5 minute video in response to the below question:

How is Digital Technology Transforming the World of Work?

You may like to consider the following: mmnnm

  • AI in the workplace
  • The Metaverse
  • The past and futures of the workplace
  • Social Media
  • How dependent society has become on 'The Machine'
  • ...anything else!

This competition is open to all students registered at the University of Warwick. There are 2 categories:

  • The best Video/Essay Undergraduate Award

  • The best Video/Essay Postgraduate Award

The winning candidates of each category will receive £500.

Competition details

  • Your submission should clearly state your name (or names if a team has co-produced the video), faculty, degree and contact details
  • Submit the essay/video link by emailing
  • Submissions for 2022 have now closed.

For further details click here. 

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