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2024 Northeastern University London Essay Competition Awards

Congratulations to all of our winners!

This year’s competition received over 5000 registrations, many of which were exceptional and thought-provoking. Congratulations to all who participated; choosing the winners was no easy task. Congratulations to the winners for their exceptional work, you should be very proud of your achievement.

The overall winner is the highest scoring essay across all subjects, promoting the subject winner to overall winner in the given subject category.

You can find this year’s questions and a list of all the winners with their essays below.


Essay Questions

Applied Digital & Technology Solutions: Discuss the societal risks and rewards associated with generative AI (such as ChatGPT).

Business: Is it possible to reconcile the cost-of-living crisis consumers are experiencing with the need for sustainable consumption?

Computer & Data Science: Describe a modern application of data science based on machine learning, generative AI or data analytics. Discuss its context in terms of topic, domain, and societal implications.

Economics: Does the expanding gig economy contribute positively to sustainable economic growth?

English: Is it fair to say that literature is another name for language which has no practical use?

History: How have empires throughout history shaped the societies we live in today?

Law: Ed Sheeran said “Defending copyright infringement lawsuits has become as much a part of the job description for top musicians as the performance of hits”. Discuss whether UK copyright laws are out of date and should be reviewed by Parliament.

Philosophy: To what extent, and in what ways, can the past be a good guide to the future?

Politics & IR: Is environmental degradation a greater threat to the international community than war?

Psychology: Discuss to what extent mental factors impact ageing.


Overall Winner

Arnav Rai Gupta

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Applied Digital & Technology

Winner: Twisha Choudhary

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Runner Up: Alena Singh

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Winner: Arnav Rai Gupta

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Runner Up: Anshika Agrawal

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Computer & Data Science

Winner: Rehaan Dev

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Runner Up: Arhaan Goyal

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Winner: Aahana Khare

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Runner Up: Vani Lunawat

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Winner: Vanya Pasari

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Runner Up: Pranjal Sharma

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Winner: Urvi Mehrotra

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Runner Up: Sana Pillai

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Winner: Muskaan Wahal

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Runner Up: Manasvi Satish

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Winner: Prisha Pillai

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Runner Up: Dev Pathak

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Winner: Rushaan Agarwal

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Runner Up: Atiksh Agarwal

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Winner: Jia Oberoi

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Runner Up: Mayra Arora

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