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Still time for students to “Rewrite the Headlines”

by on 2015/12/18

Hold the front page: Closing date extended in “Rewrite the Headlines” student competition.

Enter now for your chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro 4!

Do you ever read about how “New research suggests…”, and wonder if that’s really true?

In our Rewrite the Headlines competition, we aim to engage young people with how research is discussed in the media, and to encourage them to develop a critical approach to this (not just in questioning the headlines, but assessing the research behind the stories too).

The deadline for our student competition has just been extended to 11 January 2016, so there’s still time to enter. If you’re a student, you’ll be developing a whole range of skills to interrogate sources of new information. We want you to put those skills to use in our competition. Please do also share the details of the competition as widely as you can throughout your networks.

To enter, students will take a media story discussing some new research, and write a blog showing how accurately the media has represented the study (or not). The best entry will win a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Full details about how to enter are available on the competition website: The closing date is 11 January 2016.

The Rewrite the Headlines competition is supported by funding from the British Academy, with additional funding from the University of Strathclyde. Prizes will be announced at an event in January 2016.


Competition details can be accessed at, including full details for how undergraduate students can take part. A short trailer promoting the undergraduate competition can be viewed below.

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