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)
The Creative Project Competition will launched for the second year from January 21st, 2019 until February 28th, 2019. Brunel University students should produce an individual creative piece of work, which can be a video, a piece of art (including physical and artistic performance), photography, or an essay with a word limit of 1000 words.
- Diversity in higher education
- ‘Belonging’ in university
- Identity (personal, social, cultural etc.)
- Prejudice/stereotyping – both conscious (direct) and subconscious (indirect) in academia (racism, religious discrimination, sexism, homophobia, disablism etc.)
The entry period for the Creative Project Competition will open from January 14th, 2019 and will be open until February 28th, 2019.
- 1st Prize: £80 Amazon voucher
- 2nd Prize: £40 Amazon voucher
- 3rd Prize: £20 Amazon voucher
All entrants are to be published in print materials and highlighted in newsletters and social media.
Judging panel: to be confirmed.
For terms and condition of the competition and guidance on how to enter please click here: