Delight for Richmond College student in Oxford University essay competition

Congratulations: Mobeen, 17, beat worldwide compeition

Congratulations: Mobeen, 17, beat worldwide compeition

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A Richmond College student was victorious in a prestigious essay-writing competition, held by Oxford University.

Mobeen Salih, 17, saw his essay What, if anything, is wrong with inequality? chosen by judges ahead of 46 worldwide entries.

He was awarded £250 for his efforts.

He said: "When I was told that my entry had won first prize I really couldn’t believe it.

"It’s a proud achievement to win the prize as this year’s other entries were really strong and I put a lot of time and research into the essay.

"I really enjoyed the process of writing it and it’s great to gain some recognition at the end of it all.

"The tutors at Richmond College are very supportive and are always encouraging students to get involved in extra curricular activities that will strengthen university applications."

Mobeen, who came to the college from Teddington School to study the International Baccalaureate diploma, collected his prize during a recent visit to Oxford, He was also given a tour of Oriel College and met lecturer Dr Oliver Pooley.

He hopes to study philosophy and Spanish at the college in 2015.

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