Societies and Competitions

Our super curricular programme encompasses Academic Societies which are scheduled in response to the academic aspirations of the DLD students.  In addition we run a number of competitions throughout the academic year.

Essay Competition 2022

The topic for this year’s annual essay writing competition concerns COP26 and the climate emergency.

Please answer the following question:

‘To what extent will the COP26 agreements and policies be successful in fulfilling the conference goals and solving the climate emergency?’

From the agreements and policies established in the conference (1-3), analyse and evaluate how successful these will be in meeting the goals set out prior to COP 26 (4).

  1. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cop-26-ends-with-global-agreement-to-speed-up-action-on-climate-change
  2. https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/cop26-ends-agreement-falls-short-climate-action
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/13/cop26-countries-agree-to-accept-imperfect-climate-agreement
  4. https://ukcop26.org/cop26-goals/

This question can be approached from a variety of angles including business, biological, economical, geographical and sociological.

Deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 17 December 2021.

Essay Competition 2021

Building on the success of last year’s academic essay competitions, DLD College London is launching our annual essay writing competition and this year’s topic concerns population growth.

Please review the following resources and answer the question:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20160311-how-many-people-can-our-planet-really-support

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/david-attenborough-warns-planet-cant-cope-with-overpopulation/

To what extent should we be concerned by the continued increase in our global population? 


The essay competition has now closed.

The following prizes were awarded:
• First Prize: Keilyn Wijaya
• Runner Up: Jacob Baron-Heaton
• Runner Up: Jeremi Sebastian Kulczyk-Lubomirski

A collation of the winners’ entries can be read here: Essay Competition Summer21

The final entries for the 2020 competition can be read here: Essay Comp2020 FINAL