Freshers Writing Competition winners announced

Take a look at the three winning pieces of our Freshers (10 - 23 October) Writing Competition.

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We asked OU students to send us creative writing pieces on the theme ‘your story’, for our Freshers Writing Competition as part of Freshers Fortnight 2022 (10 Oct - 23 Oct). We received 23 brilliant entries, and the judging panel had the difficult task of choosing the winners.

The winners are as follows... 



'Your story: It all starts tomorrow' by Tish, who lives in Devon and is studying Classical Studies. 

Read the first prize piece



'My Story. My Truth.' by Ella, who lives in Inverness and is studying Social Sciences.

Read the second prize piece



'Frangar, non flectar' by Lainey, who lives in the West Midlands and is studying the Arts and Languages Access Module.

Read the third prize piece


Well done to the winners, and all the students who entered the competition.

If you love writing and fancy getting your work out there, why not try writing for our online magazine The Hoot?