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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?


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 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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