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Student Essay Competition

Are you a Student Member, Affiliate Student Member or registered to sit one of the PMI’s qualifications?

The PMI are delighted to launch its inaugural Student Essay Competition, sponsored by ITM.

Here’s your chance to win £500! (Two runners-up will also win £250). Enter by 10 May 2019 for your chance to win the cash prize and have your essay published in Pensions Aspects magazine.

To enter, you will need to write an essay of 1,200-1,500 words, answering the question:

The terms “risk reduction” and “de-risking” are used frequently in relation to pensions, but usually focus on investment strategy.  What other ways can pension schemes reduce risk in the administration, provision and communication of pensions to individuals?

  • Essays should demonstrate original thinking about key aspects of risk reduction and de-risking in relation to pensions. 
  • All entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on 10th May.  Please email your essay in Word format to the Membership department: membership@pensions-pmi.org.uk
  • Winners will be contacted the end of May and the winning entries will be published in the July/August edition of Pensions Aspects.
  • Entries will be judged by the Student Essay Competition judging panel including Lesley Carline - PMI President / KGC Associates, Matt Dodds - Director, ITM, Carol Perry - Chair of the PMI Lifelong Learning Committee and Tim Middleton - Technical Consultant, PMI and Jonathan Stapleton, Editor, Professional Pensions