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Competition: #GreatYouthEUDebate

Have something to say about Britain’s relationship with the EU?

Interested in writing for the School’s political blog?

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We are giving students the opportunity to write for the School of Politics & International Relations blog “Ballots and Bullets” by entering the #GreatYouthEUDebate competition and we want YOU to get involved.

Not only will it be great for your CV and skills set, but the top three successful entries can also win a copy of a book authored by one of our members of staff and a £20 iTunes voucher!

To enter the competition, you are required to submit an 800-1000 word blog post on one of the following topics:

  1. The EU: In or out? – focus on the political, economic and social costs and benefits of Britain’s membership of the European Union
  2. Is Britain a European country? – focus on Britain’s political, economic, social and cultural similarities and differences with continental Europe.
  3. 3.       Do you agree that ‘the European Union is a Christian club which is alienating non-Christians’?  – focus on the role of religion in EU parties, national democracies and Europe’s history
  4. Should Nigel Farage be invited to take part in the 2015 Election Leader Debates? – focus on his significance in EU elections, whether UKIP are a major national party and the impact of media coverage on smaller parties

Drawing on the school’s academic publications and your own independent research, entries are required to provide a strong, coherent argument on the above topics.

All entries must be sent by email to andrew.mumford@nottingham.ac.uk accompanied by a tweet to @NottsPolitics with a summary of your argument in 141 characters with the hashtag #GreatYouthEUDebate.

The deadline for this competition is Friday 16th May and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 20th May.

This competition will kick off the school’s #GreatYouthEUDebate season which will include a Hansard Society debate in the Great Hall, a School of Politics Eurovision Takeover, and special coverage of the European Elections 2014.

We look forward to reading your entry!

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