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Creative Project Competition

On February 22nd, 2018 the Student Success Project launched a new university wide competition to give students the chance to express what diversity means to them. The ‘Creative Project Competition’ was promoted during the Liberated Library Book Launch and poetry slam event, which celebrated and recognised the need for diversity in literature and the curriculum. For more information on the event, please click here. The competition was open to all students, who could enter a variety of submissions including; written essays, videography, photography or a physical artwork. Prizes on offer included Amazon vouchers as well as featuring on social media platforms and on the Student Success Project website.

On April 26th 2018, Paris Hyman was announced as the overall winner for the 2018 Creative Project Competition for her video submission, which you can view here. The judges had a very difficult choice to make as all the submissions were of such high quality, but the judges commended Paris on her unique creativity and artistic flair in answering the question of diversity. She was awarded a £50 amazon voucher from Mariann Rand Weaver - Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) and the Head of the Student Success Project.

The full list of the winners and their submissions:

1st place: Paris Hyman (video)

2nd place: Joanna Bullen (Essay)

Joint 3rd place: Akintude Adewale (picture) & Sola Janet Browne (picture)

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Between January 12th – February 14th 2019, the Student Success Project launched a university wide competition to give students the chance to express their creativity using the following themes: Diversity in higher education; ‘Belonging’ in university; Celebration of identity and Prejudice/Stereotyping in academia.

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The ‘Creative Project Competition’ (CPC) was promoted during the Liberated Library Campaign - which celebrated and recognised the need for diversity in literature and the curriculum and saw the purchase of 23 of new books written by diverse authors be introduced to the library. For more information on the Liberated Library event, please click here.

The CPC was open to all students, who could submit one of the following: a written essay, video, photograph, artwork or a combination of any of the above. Prizes on offer included Amazon vouchers, as well as, featuring on our social media platforms, published in our literature and on the Student Success Project website.

On the evening of 28th March 2018, we held our ART SLAM event where our students displayed their singing and spoken word talents. For more information on the event ART SLAM. We then interviewed those students on what diversity in academia means to them, as well as, their views on the degree attainment gap. Following this, the winners of the Creative Project Competition were announced.

The judging panel comprised of Bill Leary-Vice Provost for Students, Staff and Civic Engagement, Daljit Nagra, Admissions Tutor for Creative Writing, Seb Jenner, Research Events Project Manager and Abigail Elliott, Student Success Project Manager. The judges had a very difficult choice to make as all of the submissions received were of extremely high quality. However, Sola Janet Brown was announced as the First-Place prize winner for her video submission which showcased how exceptionally well she had interpreted the themes, as we as, how she used various art forms within the video to express her views, including: spoken word, photography and art. 

The full list of the winners and their submissions:

1st place: Sola Janet Brown (video)

2nd place: Paris Hyman (poem)

3rd place: Wysiana Patricia (digital illustration)

 More information on all competition entrants and their submissions will be published in our print materials focusing on our events and campaigns – watch this space!