2023 Undergraduate Essay Prize - winner announcement

Posted 29 January 2024

Date: 29 Jan 2024

Type: FSRH News and Information

Author: FSRH

We're pleased to announce the winner of our 2023 Undergraduate Student Essay Prize.

About the prize

The prestigious prize, first launched in 2015 and inspired by family planning pioneer Dr Margaret Jackson, gives medical undergraduate students the chance to present in an essay their ideas on current and topical aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The prize aims to encourage the next generation of healthcare professionals to engage with new and contemporary ideas within the realms of SRH, while expanding our understanding of where it is going next.

The winning essay

Daisy Price has won this year with her essay entitled "Why should abortion care education be integrated into the medical school curriculum?”. Our judging panel felt Daisy provided clear perspective on a topic that was both relevant and important to the SRH community.

Daisy Price USEP winner 2023

2023 Undergraduate Student Essay Prize winner Daisy Price

We spoke to Daisy about her win, “I am absolutely delighted to have won the Undergraduate Student Essay Prize for 2023; I have such a passion for Reproductive and Sexual Health and as I come towards the end of my final year at medical school this feels like a push in the right direction for an amazing career within the speciality!”

For her brilliant submission, Daisy has won £150 and a complementary ticket to a half-day, online Hot Topic event in 2024.

Read Daisy’s essay

Runners-up essays

We received an excellent number of essay submissions again this year. We are pleased to share our two joint runners-up for the 2023 prize are:

Ama Achiamaah Appiah – “Reproductive Justice and Contraception: An Intersectional Approach to Black British Women

Catherine Race – “Policy to Patient: How the Health And Social Care Act 2012 Impacted Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Why This Matters Now.

Both runners-up received £75 and a complementary ticket to a half-day, online Hot Topic event in 2024.


Undergraduate Student Essay Prize 2024

Our next essay prize competition will take place this year – further information will follow soon.