On the tenth anniversary of its formation The Council for the Defence of British Universities invites submissions of essays on key challenges facing Higher Education in the UK today and possible solutions to them.

Authors may take a creative, research-based or autobiographical approach, drawing on international experience where appropriate.

Up to three prizes of £1000 each are available. The prize will be judged by Rowan Williams (Chair of CDBU Trustees), Julian Preece (Deputy Chair of CDBU Executive Committee) and Becca Bashford (CDBU Press Officer).

Essays of up to 2000 words should be submitted by e-mail to cdbumembership@gmail.com by 30 June 2022. 

You can download the details of the essay prize competition here, and the submission guidelines here.