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Essay Competitions – Natural Sciences and Psychology

An opportunity to share your ideas about Natural Sciences and Psychology from the University of Exeter.

The University of Exeter, want to hear your ideas about Natural Sciences and Psychology. This is the 2nd of a series of essay competitions that the University of Exeter are running throughout the year. It is open to students from Year 11-13 studying any Level 2 or Level 3 course.  Students can either submit a 1,000 word essay or a 6-7 minute video.  There will be a prize of a £100 voucher and University of Exeter hoodie awarded to the winner of each category.

Natural Sciences

  • Discuss whether there are every any areas of science that should be off limits to researchers for ethical reasons.
  • What is the most important chemical reaction, and why?
  • How important is it that decisions by governments are more informed by science?


  • Explore the impact of early childhood experiences on adult mental health.
  • Analyse the role of social media on shaping societal ideals of attractiveness and its impact on body image and self-esteem.
  • Examine the role of leadership in influencing group processes and decision-making.

The deadline for entries is 15th December

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