The Student Voice Prize
The 2021 Student Voice Prize
is now CLOSED!
What is The Student Voice Prize?
Why Rare Disease?
The 2021 Prizes include:
📰 Publication in one of the world’s most widely read scientific journals
🗣️ Speaking engagements
🧳 Free trip to scientific conferences with all travel expenses paid*
🙋 Become an advocate for rare disease
🩺 1 year membership to the Royal Society of Medicine
Who Can Enter?
- Medical students
- Trainee nurses
- Undergraduate and masters students enrolled in biological and health sciences studies (pharmacy, biology, genetics, biomedical science, pharmacology, public health etc)
Please note: Entries from PhD students will not be accepted
Calling Students From Around the World!🌍
Don’t let distance stop you from applying!
Two of our past winners have been from Australia and New Zealand, so there’s no reason that our 2021 winner can’t be you!
We’ll happily fly the winner out for an all-travel-expenses paid trip to the UK (again COVID dependent), so what do you have to lose?
Rare Diseases and Health Inequalities:
350 million people worldwide are affected by rare diseases. 3.5 million of these are in the UK. These patients are commonly subjected to health inequalities. Explore this by choosing an example of a rare and a common disease, from the same speciality, to compare and contrast. Discuss the causes underlying these inequalities.
Rare Diseases and Intersectionality:
A wide range of factors, such as race, wealth, and gender, can impact an individual’s experience of healthcare and society in general. This is known as intersectionality. Use a case study to demonstrate the specific challenges faced by patients with rare diseases on a daily basis. Discuss how intersectionality can mean that these people experience greater disadvantages.
Rare Diseases and Research Participation:
Patient participation in research has massively helped to accelerate the development of treatments for rare diseases over the last decade. Discuss the benefit of patient participation in rare disease research and suggest barriers that exist to their participation. Explore how healthcare professionals can support patient involvement in research.
Thank you to our 2021 sponsors who make The Student Voice Prize essay competition possible!
Our Gold Sponsors for 2021:
Linguamatics, an IQVIA company, delivers market-leading Natural Language Processing-based AI platform for high-value knowledge discovery and decision support from text. They empower their customers to speed up drug development and improve patient outcomes by breaking down data silos, boosting innovation, enhancing quality, and reducing risk and complexity.
Linguamatics award-winning NLP (natural language processing) platform is proven across multiple real-world use cases. Linguamatics has been trusted for over 15 years to deliver actionable insights that address your most pressing bench-to-bedside challenges with quantifiable ROI.
OUR MISSION: HELPING PATIENTS TO LIVE AND EMBRACE LIFE BY MAKING OUR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE GLOBALLY
EUSA Pharma is a dynamic, global biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology and rare disease, continuously striving to confront gaps in patient care. As a global biopharmaceutical company, EUSA is committed to deliver solutions that can have a meaningful effect on life, helping patients across a range of therapy areas.
Founded in 2015, we are continuously looking for new opportunities to confront current gaps in patient care. Our ambition and entrepreneurial culture drive us to explore, acquire and in-license products that we believe can bring about real change for patients.
Our Silver Sponsors:
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