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*Competition* What’s the biggest challenge your industry faces?

To celebrate the launch of the Online LLM, tell us the biggest challenge your industry faces for the chance to WIN an Apple Watch Series 4 *ENTER COMPETITION HERE >>*

Pink Floyd’s guitarist and vocalist, David Gilmour CBE, quoted earlier this year that ‘the global climate crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity will ever face’¹. This led him to auction his classic guitar collection, raising nearly £17 million GPB for Client Earth² – a charity which uses the power of the law to protect the planet and its population. 

Given that energy is the dominant contributor to climate change (accounting for approximately 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions)³, and current commitments to reduce nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are not enough to bridge the emissons gap⁴, the law is a powerful tool in regulating these challenges. We are therefore pleased to share the latest addition to our growing portfolio of online programmes: the Online LLM Energy and Environmental Law.

The energy and environmental crisis is just one of a plethora of challenges facing us today. There are lots of other challenges which professionals are facing within their own industries and we are marking the launch of the Online LLM by offering readers the chance to take part in an exciting new competition; ‘The biggest challenge facing your industry’. 

Tell us your biggest challenges

We want to get under the skin of the real challenges businesses, organisations, professionals and students are grappling with today. Whether it’s the use of technology making job roles redundant, the demand for skilled versus unskilled labour or the ethical aspects of corporate business, we want to hear from you about the challenges your particular industry faces. 

Submit your entry using the link below to be entered into our prize draw to win an Apple Watch Series 4. Following the competition we will release our findings in a follow-up artcle in order to provide meaningful peer-to-peer insights which can be shared with our audience. 

How to enter:

Entering the competition is simple. We’d like you to think about the following question, and submit your answer and contact details via the link below:

Climate change is arguably the biggest challenge facing our planet; what’s the biggest challenge facing your industry?


When you’re done, why not share on social using the hashtag #UoBOnline to give friends, family and followers the chance to win too! 

The best entries will be judged by the University of Birmingham and the winning entry, along with a selection of runners up will be featured in a follow-up post. 

One entry is permitted per person. For full terms and conditions about this competition, please read here

If you would like to learn more about our online programmes, or receive information about our next intake, please request information today and a member or our dedicated Admissons Team will be in touch to discuss your interest.

¹UNKNOWN (2019) David Gilmour donates proceeds from guitar auction to ClientEarth. ClientEarth [online] Available at: <https://www.clientearth.org/david-gilmour-to-donate-proceeds-from-guitar-auction-to-clientearth/> [Accessed 15.09.2019]

²LOWE, Y. (2019) David Gilmour guitar sells for record breaking £3.13m to American football billionaire. The Telegraph [online] Available at: <https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/21/david-gilmour-guitar-sells-record-breaking-313m-american-football/> [Accessed 15.09.2019] 

³UNKOWN (2019) 7 Affordable and clean energy: Sustainable Development Goals. United Nations [online] Available at: < https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/energy/> [Accessed 16.08.2019]

⁴UNKNOWN (2018) Emissions Gap Report 2018. United Nations [online] Available at: <https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/26879/EGR2018_ESEN.pdf?sequence=10> [Accessed 16.08.2019]

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