Undergraduate Student Essay Prize 2021

Posted 2 September 2021

Date: 02 Sep 2021

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

Our 2021 Undergraduate Student Essay Prize is now open for applications. Find out more and how to enter.

We’re pleased to announce that our Undergraduate Student Essay Prize is now open for applications.

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

The prize

The prize requires students to write a 2000 word essay, exploring any topic within sexual and reproductive health. The winning essay will be published on our website, with the winner receiving a £150 cash prize and a free ticket to our next ‘Hot Topic’ half-day event taking place in 2022.

There will also be a Hot Topic 2022 ticket and a cash prize of £75 awarded to two runner up essays.

First place: £150 + hot topic ticket for 2022
Runner up x2: £75 + hot topic ticket for 2022

How to enter

Write an essay of 2000 words on your choice of topic within sexual and reproductive health. You can use our marking criteria to help guide you.

Our application form will ask you to upload your 2000 word essay in Word format, as well as your university contact details.

Upload your essay and contact details to this form by 10am, Monday 1 November 2021. Any entrants received after this date will not be counted.


Applicants must:

  • Be studying at undergraduate level.
  • Registered as a medical student in the UK or overseas.

The competition is open to all medical students who are currently studying at an undergraduate level. It is not limited to UK students, but we do require all entries to be written in English.

The competition has now closed

Enter our Essay Prize

If you have any questions about our undergraduate essay prize, please get in touch with us via marketing@fsrh.org