Win £300

Student Essay Competition

Win £300 and have your work published

“‘Flexible learning’ is a current buzz phrase; how do you envisage the perfect flexible learning course?”

 

The Higher Education Academy’s Information and Computer Science Subject Centre, is inviting students the chance to submit their opinions and experiences in an essay or podcast/vidcast form. This opportunity is open to anyone studying Computing or Library and Information Science as part of their higher education course. International students studying at a UK institution are more than welcome to enter. However, UK or non-UK students studying at institutions outside of the UK are unfortunately not eligible for the award.

 

The competition asks if students can express their views and write a 1,000-word essay or record a five-minute podcast/vidcast on: “‘Flexible learning’ is a current buzz phrase; how do you envisage the perfect flexible learning course?”.

 

Further details can be found at the following url: http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/student_central/competition_essay_details11.htm

 

Deadline for entries is Thursday 31st March 2011

win an Apple iPod Touch

The Higher Education Academy subject centre for Information and Computer Sciences is inviting all Computing or Library and Information Science students to express their views in the form of an essay, a podcast or a vidcast on:

"Who or what was the inspiration for choosing your current course of study?"

This opportunity is open to anyone studying Computing or Library and Information Science as part of their higher education course. International students studying at a UK institution are more than welcome to enter. However, UK or non-UK students studying at institutions outside of the UK are unfortunately not eligible for the award.

Full competition details and rules are available at: http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/student_central/competition_essay_details09.htm

Closing date is Friday, 28th March 2009.

The prize winner will also be invited to attend the Higher Education Academy 2009 Annual Conference in University of Manchester on 30 June – 2 July 2009, all expenses paid.

Student video contest

The Sparky Awards is a contest that recognizes the best new short videos on the value of sharing and aims to broaden the discussion of access to scholarly research by inviting students to express their views creatively. The 2008 contest theme is “MindMashup: the value of information sharing.”

Details can be found at: the HEA Information and Computer Sciences site (where I noticed it).

Full details at Sparky Awards

Closing date 30th November 2008.

HEA Competitions

The Higher Education Academy subject centre for Information and Computer Sciences currently has three student competitions available to students which we would ask you to promote in your institution;
Firstly, the Student Essay competition which involves the student's writing a 900 – 1,100 word essay on "What makes a good lecturer?"  The prize is £250 for the winning essay and the winning essay will be forwarded to the Higher Education Academy York where it will compete against the other subject centres and possibly win a Toshiba laptop; http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/student_central/competition_essay.htm closing date 28th March 2008.
Secondly, the Reusable Learning Objects competition whereby a student prepares a program for reuse, for example to aid a process or a student's understanding of a topic, the idea is that this program can be transferred into a VLE.  The prize for this competition is £700 to the winning student and £300 for the supervising lecturer.  The closing date for this competition is 31st March 2008.  http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/student_central/competition_rlo.htm
Thirdly, the Student Video competition is where the student records themselves in response to the question "A week in the life", and they talk about their experience coming to University.  Group submissions are acceptable.  Again there is a £250 prize however the closing date for this is 1st February 2008.  http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/student_central/competition_studentlife.htm