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CMC Student Competition ‘Mediation Matters’ – Highly Commended Entries

Highly Commended Entries from CMC Student Competition ‘Mediation Matters’

Congratulations and thank you to all students who took part in the CMC Student competition! We are delighted to showcase not only the winning entry but also the highly commended entries the judges have selected. All students have been gifted a CMC Student Friend Membership for their outstanding efforts. Read our blog post to learn about the individual entries.

The recent CMC Student Competition ‘Mediation Matters’ saw a winning entry from the University of East Anglia. Congratulations to UEA business school students Ed Sarjeant, Chidinma Ejimonye and Joe Elliott for winning the competition to help raise public awareness of mediation! The judges, to include Chair of the CMC Academic Forum Professor Jane Bryan, liked the humorous and sassy approach of their short filmed entry about a workplace dispute, which centred on a common theme of conflict, miscommunication.

The competition also saw three Highly Commended entries covering a diverse range of topics to support public engagement with mediation.

The Judges commended Olajumoke Aruwayo from the University of Central Lancashire for her video of vox pop interviews on campus covering what mediation meant to fellow students, many of whom were able to share a fascinating international perspective on conflict resolution.

Video still from Olajumoke Aruwayo’s presentation

A second highly commended entry was in the form of an animated video colourfully illustrating the mediation process.  The judges praised Jake Davis, Riyaan Muzaffar, Kaiquin Liu and Prakrita Rahman also from UEA Business School for creating a highly accessible and visually engaging explanation of mediation.

Stills from Jake Davis, Riyaan Muzaffar, Kaiquin Liu and Prakrita Rahman’s video entry

A further highly commended entry saw Chantel Robinson from UCLAN showcase the wide range of areas where mediation can make a difference from community to family and workplace to commercial, which the judges felt showed a highly developed appreciation of the many different areas where mediation can support individuals and businesses.

Screenshot from Chantel Robinson’s presentation

Congratulations and thank you to all students who took part! All have been gifted a CMC Student Friend Membership.

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