The Immerse Education Essay Competition

| February 3, 2021

Erin Natasha Tobing

International Relations: Is the United Nations still relevant?

I joined this competition because I wanted to try something new, a topic that I am very interested in. I’ve always had the desire to learn more about the subject, and I figured that I have been given the opportunity to do so! I weighed the triumphs and failures of the United Nations and finally concluded whether or not it was still relevant. I also researched the different impacts and changes the United Nations has made and analyzed whether the United Nations is ready to face a future where the world is more divided than it has ever been.

Despite the difficulties I faced while doing the essay, I am exhilarated to say that I am extremely grateful to have gained so much knowledge and also win a 30% scholarship from Immerse Education to study International Relations for their summer programme in Oxford University.

 

Jason Ciputra

International Relations: Is the United Nations still relevant?

I chose to join this competition because I felt like it would be quite interesting to see what it’s like to join an essay competition and also beneficial in the future. For my essay, I researched about the track record of the United Nations, namely their successes and their failures and used that information to conclude whether the United Nations is still relevant in today’s time. From the research that I had gathered, I concluded that the United Nations is still relevant today, despite the criticisms they have received recently.

In the end, I was very satisfied with the results of my essay and I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity as well as receive a 20% scholarship from Immerse Education for their summer programme in Oxford University.

 

Shannon Monica

International Relations: Is the United Nations still relevant?

This winter we had the chance to enter the Cambridge & Oxford Summer School Essay Competition, which is a part of the Immerse Education Programme. It is an opportunity for students ranging from 13-18 years of age to submit an essay responding to a set of questions that have been provided. As a part of my Global Politics course, I have written a response to the question “is the United Nations still relevant?” under the subject of International Relations.

My reason for choosing to join this competition is to gain more experience and to explore this subject further, since I have participated in Model UN for quite a while now. Throughout the research process, I have discovered several arguments debating both the successes and failures of the United Nations; thus coming to the conclusion that the UN is still relevant but their impact can fade overtime so in order to prevent this, the UN must adapt to the ways of the modern world. But as of right now, no other organisation can compete with the UN in terms of its reach, legitimacy and impact.

After finishing and submitting the essay, I have gained a new understanding and experience, therefore I am extremely grateful for this opportunity. Additionally, I was also able to get a 20% scholarship from Immerse Education for their summer programme in Oxford University.

 

Daffa Hardika Dananjaya

International Relations: Is the United Nations still relevant?

I joined this essay competition because I thought entering an essay competition was interesting and would have no drawbacks. My essay topic was about the United Nations, whether their recent acts have let them stay relevant throughout the years, and have concluded that they are still relevant. Even though there seems to be a disconnect of interest between each member they work together to deal with global problems.

Ultimately I was very pleased with my essay result and I am thankful for getting the opportunity to join this essay as well as receiving a 20% scholarship form Immerse Education for their summer programme in Oxford University.