The Undergraduate Awards recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines. Each year, thousands of students from more than 120 countries submit their work to the Undergraduate Awards – known as the junior Nobel Prizes.
In 2017, Manchester student Farhana Choudhury came out on top in the education category. Farhana submitted a research paper exploring the role literacy is playing in changing women’s lives in some of the world’s poorest communities. She looked at how, in Afghanistan, even when education for women was banned under the Taliban, women set up secret underground schools, emphasising their desire to learn.
If you’re an ambitious student like Farhana, submitting your work to the Undergraduate Awards is great way to improve your employment opportunities after University, adding something amazing to your CV.
Students can submit their work online to be judged by an international panel. The winners travel to Ireland for all-expenses-paid four-day Global Summit networking event and are published in the Award’s academic journal.
Last year, students from The University of Manchester submitted over 50 applications, and from the hundreds submitted from across the world ten of our students were highly commended and one, Farhana, received a prize as top in their field.