Student Essay Competition

This competition aims to encourage the teaching of business ethics in UK Business Schools and similar teaching departments. 


The 2017 Competition is now closed for entries.

Winners will be informed by mid-September and will be announced at a special event on 18th October.
Here's a poster to display at your university, it'd be great to encourage others to participate. Please contact us if you would like further information for your department. 

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Winners of the 2016 IBE Student Essay Competition  

The Postgraduate category was won by Jonathan Webb for his essay  Supply Chain Corruption: A Business Ethics Blind Spot from Queen Mary, University of London.

Jonathan said: "I'm delighted to have won the award. The Institute of Business Ethics is a highly regarded organisation and so it is an honour to have been selected. It's also gratifying that an under-researched area such as supply chain corruption can be further highlighted by an award such as this."

The Undergraduate category was won by Eleanor Weston for the essay Should The NHS Be Free To Every Citizen Regardless Of Health Choices? From the University of Brighton
Eleanor said "I wrote this essay as I have a keen interest in the ethics of the NHS and am delighted to have won the competition. Having finished university, I am currently working at Kingston Smith, an accountancy firm in London. This award will greatly benefit me in the future as I work with multiple businesses. I am excited to attend the ceremony to liaise and network with people in the field, and to further develop my knowledge."
All those who entered are to be congratulated, and we hope that they will continue to consider and debate ethical issues in their future careers. 
Winners of the 2015 IBE Student Essay Competition  
Congratulations to James Peacock, winner of the postgraduate category for his essay Water Poverty - a real threat in the UK? from Bradford University School of Management. 
Congratulations to Harrison Hancock, winner of the Undergraduate category for his essay Strategic CSR: Corporate Challenges and Practical Means to Address Them from Durham University Business School. 

Winners of the 2014 IBE Student Essay Competition  

The Postgraduate category was won by Gary D. Rubin from University of Leeds, exploring the question "Does the Fact the Financial Sector is Heavily Regulated Leave Any Place for Ethics?”

The winner of the Undergraduate category was Babatunde Valentine Onabajo from Cardiff University for the paper "The Moral Case for Ban the Airbrush”.

Ethics in Education News

2016 IBE Student Essay Competition winners

Congratulations to Jonathan Webb & Eleanor Weston

Winners of the 2015 Student Essay Competition

Congratulations to James Peacock and Harrison Hancock

2014 IBE Student Essay Competition winners

Congratulations to Gary Rubin & Babatunde Valentine Onabajo

Winners announced of Professions for Good/IBE Writing Competition

Winners announced of the 2013 Writing Awards celebrating the best student, academic and journalist writing on ethics and professional standards in business and public life

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