The Cottrell Essay Prize for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

The Cottrell Essay PRIZE

Lucy Cavendish College at Cambridge University has announced the Cottrell Essay Prize for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. This essay competition is for students of 12th grade (A-Levels) or equivalent; who are interested in becoming veterinarians and doctors. Students from all over the world (any country) can apply for the competition. A prize of £100 and £50 will be awarded to the winners of the competition.

Cambridge University is known as one of the top universities in the world and the fourth oldest university overall. It was established in 1209 and had many outstanding and noteworthy alumni, including heads of state, Nobel and other prize winners, and Olympic medallists.

Here are more details about the Cottrell Essay Prize

The Cottrell Essay Topics:

  1. What lessons should the public health services learn from COVID-19 pandemic?
  2. The Covid-19 pandemic and climate change demonstrate importance of the concept of “one health”. Do you agree?
  3. The Government is planning to modernise Mental Health Act.
  4. Should vaccinations be compulsory?
  5. How should clinical expertise be balanced with an increased emphasis on service user autonomy and choice?

The Cottrell Essay Topics for Veterinary Medicine:

  1. “Brachycephalic dogs spend their entire lives struggling to breathe. Their popularity is regrettable, and their breeding should be strictly regulated”. Discuss.
  2. Assess the positives and negatives of the “lockdown puppies” phenomenon.
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change demonstrate importance of the concept of “one health”. Do you agree?
  4. Veterinary profession have a high incidence of mental illness. What factors might contribute to this? How might the situation be improved?
  5. What makes a “dangerous dog”? Discuss in a critical fashion the Dangerous Dog Act and the role of the veterinary surgeon in its concept.

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  • Country: Online
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: May 31, 2021
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Students in Year 12 or equivalent can apply.

    Students can apply from anywhere in the world.

    Students who want to pursue medicine or veterinary medicine as a career are eligible to apply.

    Students applying must ask a relevant subject teacher to verify their essay on the 2021 Cottrell Essay Prize teacher verification form.

    Students applying must be interested in entering university in 2022 or 2023.

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    Benefits :

    The first prize is £100.

    The second prize is £50.

    There are other “highly commended” prizes also.

    The essays must be between 1000 and 1500 words.

    Applicants can go over or under 10% of the word count.

    Each applicant can only submit one essay.

    Each applicant can only answer one question.

    A bibliography must be included (it will not be included in the word count).

    The essay must be submitted as a PDF file.

    The results of the competition will be announced by the 30th of June 2021.

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    Application Process:

    Students must apply on the link provided.

    After applying, they must ensure that their essay is submitted by the 31st of May 2021.

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