Future of education: the student view

Tuesday, 25 August, 2020

Future of education: the student view

Students can provide input into the future of education, thanks to the Student Voice writing competition, recently announced by edtech platform Education Perfect (EP) and online portal TBS Next Gen.

Entrants are invited to write submissions that address one of three key themes: the role of technology in education, the future of education or the experience of learning during COVID-19.

The five best pieces submitted will be published on TBS Next Gen, putting student authors in front of over 50,000 readers. The winning author will also be offered a monthly feature on TBS Next Gen for a six-month period, along with mentorship from TBS staff writers.

EP CEO Alex Burke said he was delighted to support the competition and encouraged that platforms like TBS Next Gen can be used to promote young voices and foster an emerging generation of writers.

“With a media marketplace saturated by the same voices from the same backgrounds, it’s wonderful to see that there is a medium for young and emerging writers to share their talents,” he said.

“Platforms like TBS Next Gen are a vital part of a diverse landscape, and provide advice and guidance for emerging writers in a unique way that few other media outlets are capable of, or willing to provide.

“EP is taking the next steps towards the future of education, and we’re proud to be in partnership with a like-minded organisation looking to do the same with opinion, news and written expression.”

The Big Smoke CEO Alex Tselios said she was thrilled to be partnering with innovators like EP.

“The Big Smoke has always prided itself on showcasing critical thinkers and looking outside the norm to source the wide talent pool from which we draw our writers,” she said.

“EP is widely regarded in industry as a game changer, and critically, in the education and tech field, so it’s a natural fit that we should partner on this competition to find and champion the voices of the future.”

The competition is open to all students around the world and is part of EP’s Student Spotlight September, putting student wellbeing front and centre through a range of initiatives and resources, helping build efficacy and resilience in students in one of the toughest years of their schooling.

Submissions close 15 September, with the winner announced after student voting on 30 September.

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