International essay competition in English – Social Justice: Problems, Discussions, Solutions

Стихина Ирина Алексадровна Научный руководитель, и.о. заведующего кафедрой иностранных языков, канд. филол. наук, доцент

International essay competition in English – Social Justice: Problems, Discussions, Solutions is held by the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education – Ural State University of Economics (USUE) within the framework of the XIII Eurasian Economic Youth Forum. The competition is dedicated to the World Day of Social Justice. For this reason, in many countries of the world, there are held educational lectures, seminars and conferences, where  participants discuss urgent problems of the social sphere and consider proposals for improving legislation, work placement programs and social security.

The purpose of the Competition:

  • To draw attention of the participants to the problem of social inequality that people come across because of their gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability;
  • To analyze and critically comprehend the problem identified by the theme of the Competition, to search for possible solutions;
  • To increase interest in learning English as the language of international cooperation and joint discussion of global universal problems.

Subject areas of the Competition:

  1. Issues of social justice in the food industry at the international and national levels. The situation in the world and in Russia.
  2. Analysis of existing solutions to issues of social justice and accessibility of food. World and Russian experience.

The competition will be held in the form of selection of the best submitted essays, prepared in English on the basis of an analytical approach to the subject areas of the Competition and the creative application of knowledge and skills in the field of the foreign language as a participant’s tool in the Competition. The finalists will present their works during the public presentation (perhaps with the use of online technologies) in the form of oral presentation.

The Participants of the Competition are students of non-linguistic fields of study from universities, academic institutions of Russia and foreign countries, as well as members of other interested organizations aged between 18 and 35 years.

Prepared research papers for the Competition can be sent only individually.

Applications for the participation in the Competition and research papers should be submitted before the 20th of March 2023 through the registration system of the website.

Lists of the competition finalists, who will be invited to public presentation of their papers and participation in the final events of the Forum, will be published on the Competition webpage between  the 1st and the 10th of April 2023.

Public presentation will take place on the 26th of April 2023 from 10:30 to 15:30. The award ceremony will take place on the 27th of April, 2023.

The winners and runner-ups of the Competition will be awarded diplomas, medals and cash prizes:

  • 1st place – 7 000 rubles
  • 2nd place – 5 000 rubles
  • 3rd place – 3 000 rubles

The winners of the Competition, awarded the 1st degree Diplomas, will receive points for individual achievements at the admission to USUE for master's programs (2 points).

Upon termination of the final events, we are planning to release a collection of materials from the XIII EEYF with the abstracts of the finalists’ works. This collection will be included in the RSCI (Russian Science Citation Index) and placed on the website of Ural State University of Economics.



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