1. Scope

These guidelines apply to the University of Bath’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Young Student of the Year Essay competition taking place in Autumn 2017 and do not relate to any other university scholarship, bursary or competition.

2. Terminology and definitions

The HSS Young Student of the Year Essay competition is a new initiative that offers students at participating schools in India the opportunity to enter an essay competition and consists of the question stated in the brief.
2.1 The first prize is £3,000 towards the first year of the fees on an HSS undergraduate programme starting in September 2018. The prize amount will be taken directly off the first year’s fees through the university’s administration systems so the winner will not receive the funds directly in cash or other means. There will be two runner up prizes of iPad minis which will be awarded via the entrants’ schools.
2.2 University refers to the University of Bath.

3. Eligibility to participate

3.1 This competition has specific eligibility criteria which are set out in this document. The prize will be awarded to a selected student from a participating school in India only, who meets the specified eligibility criteria and is applying to study one of the following courses in 2018:

  • BSc (Hons) Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Mathematics
  • BSc (Hons) International Development with Economics
  • BA (Hons) Education with Psychology
  • BSc/MSci (Hons) Health and Exercise Science
  • BSc/MSci (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • BA (Hons) Sport and Social Sciences
  • BA (Hons) Language and Politics
  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Politics with Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations
  • BSc/MSci (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology
  • BSc (Hons) Social Policy
  • BSc (Hons) Social Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work and Applied Social Studies

3.2. There are two runner‐up prizes of iPad minis and the top 15 entries will receive a certificate of merit from the University. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
3.3. To enter this competition you will need to submit your essay which should be no more than 2,000 words (excluding any diagrams you wish to include). All submissions must be original and your own work and not used in any other competition.
3.4. The prize will be awarded to the best entry judged by members of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Bath.
3.5. You are eligible to enter if you:

  • are studying at a participating school in India; and
  • have applied at the time of the competition closing deadline for one of the courses listed in point 3.1 above to start at the University of Bath in September 2018; and
  • are able to fund the remaining fees required for the duration of your course including your maintenance fees (your living costs), plus any expenses required to gain a visa to study in the UK.

4. General Conditions

4.1. The first prize will be awarded for 2018‐19 entry only. If you defer your entry or decide not to accept the offer you hold at the time of entering this essay competition, any prize awarded will become void.
4.2. The final deadline to submit your essay entry is Friday 15th December 2017 at 2359 hours (IST).
4.3. The University reserves the right to alter the date of awarding the prize as this relies on HRH Prince Edward’s schedule.

5. Failure to achieve satisfactory grades

The prize may be withdrawn if you no longer meet any specific course requirements or other specific grade progression criteria. This is at the discretion of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and/or University Admissions.

6. Disciplinary action and fraudulent applications

The University reserves the right to withdraw the prize from anyone who is found to have misled the University about any aspect of their eligibility.

7. Appeals

The University’s decision on the interpretation of eligibility criteria is final and there is no right of appeal. You may make a complaint if you believe that you have not been considered for a prize because of a procedural error, or you believe that there has been some other procedural problem with our allocating and awarding system. You must comply with all requests for additional information to establish your eligibility within the timeframes specified and you must submit any evidence requested by the stated deadlines.

8. Use of data

8.1 The University privacy and cookie policy apply. In May 2018 the University may review its policy and as a result this section of the T&Cs may be updated.
8.2. Any queries relating to these Terms and Conditions should be addressed to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Marketing and Communications, University of Bath, BA2 7AY or by emailing h.lofkin@bath.ac.uk.