If you’re a hard up student with an interest in politics and have always liked the idea of getting paid for writing essays then The Electoral Reform Society is running a competition that might interest you.
They have just launched the Thomas Hare Essay Competition to promote thought and discussion about issues of democracy and political participation.
The competition is open to anyone in full time education and the topics range from the future of local democracy to diversity and equality in politics. The winning essays will not only be published, but there is a cash prize of £1000 for the winner and £500 for two runners up.
For more info, check out www.thomashare.org.uk. You’ve got until the 30th of March to get you essays in. Good luck.