Year 12 African & Caribbean Tyler

(ACT) Essay Prize

Year 12 students are encouraged to investigate, play with and critically respond to questions tackling race and society

Our participants:

We believe non-fiction writing presents the opportunity to engage deeply with a subject matter and articulate points and ideas

We invite students to engage with the rich tradition of critical black thought and provide their own responses to culturally relavent themes 

By assessing the socio-political conditions that have produced contemporary social issues we might use these lessons to radically imagine our future

1

Receive access to a curated syllabus of books, articles and music by Black thinkers

2

Access to almost 20 lectures, discussion groups and skills workshops

3

Receive mentorship from Black university students and graduates

4

Write a well researched essay on a topic of their choice

5

Receive cash prizes & the chance to be published

6

Attend a Celebration Day at Oxford University

Our modules:

Healthcare Inequality 

Racial Justice is Climate Justice 

Black Womanhood and the Protection of the Community 

(Inner)visions of Future: Black culture, performance, and collective imagination

Our Time is Now: the struggle for Black liberation 

Our 2020/21 programme is now closed to submissions

Join our mailing list to hear more about next year's essay prize here 

Year 8 

We invite students to investigate the implicit and explicit presence of black people in art, music and the media.

 We invite students to engage with Black speakers and poets and  share their experiences and opinions in our annual showcase.

Year 9 

Year 10 

We invite students to read, discuss and enjoy Black writers, give critical responses and produce original works. 

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. 

Year 12