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African-Carribean Tyler (ACT) Essay Prize

We invite students to engage with the rich tradition of critical Black thought and provide their own responses to questions dealing with culturally relevant themes.

Programmes > African-Carribean Tyler (ACT) Essay Prize

01

Racial Justice is Climate Justice

02

Black Womanhood and the Protection of the Community

03

(Inner)Visions of Future: Black Culture, Performance, and Collective Imagination

04

Our Time is Now: The Struggle for Black Liberation

05

Healthcare Inequality

Programme Content

Students produce essays in response to questions from a choice of five modules.

A range of prizes are available from essay publication to a place on the OxNet summer school.

Prize Package

  • OxNet Summer School

  • Online anthology

  • Trophies

  • Cash prizes

  • Personal Statement support series

  • Workshop with United Agents, the literary & talent agency

Eligibility

Students must be:

1. In Year 12 when applying for the programme
2. Black state-school students

1  —

Introduction to programme content and skills

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Specialist subject study and essay planning

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Essay writing, feedback and submission

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Winners announced and celebration day at Oxford University

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Programme Structure

The programme takes place in four key phases, starting with lectures on module content and culminating in the submission of essays on a specific module. 

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