Virtual Tutor

For queries about the competition, please email the Budget Speech Competition administrator on :

Contacts number : 082 457 0819

General Information

The Virtual Tutor will provide guidance as to the above based on how you have completed the first draft of your essay. Please refer to the Resources section of this website for basic advise on essay structure, etc.

A team of Virtual Tutors are available to help you. They will provide support such as:

  • Research methodology
  • How to structure your hypothesis
  • How to articulate a debate
  • How to reference properly
  • General troubleshooting


Please don’t wait until the last minute and ensure that you get your drafts to the Virtual Tutors well before the competition deadline so that you have enough time to submit your final paper before the closing date which is midnight on Thursday 31 May 2018.

  • You can submit your essay for review by a Virtual Tutor by emailing your essay in Word format to:
  • No Virtual Tutor submissions will be accepted after 17h00 on Monday 21 May 2018.
  • A Virtual Tutor has 10 days to critique and comment on your draft essay, after which it will be returned to you by the Competition Administration Office.
  • In order to ensure a fair process all drafts submitted to the Virtual Tutors are anonymous and no references to the academic institution at which you are registered are included in the correspondence.

Please Note

Any emails sent to this address will not be attended to as we have no access to this email address.