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More UCL Winners of National Dissertation Prizes

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) recognition

More UCL Winners of National Dissertation Prizes

UCL Geography undergraduates complete their degree course by submitting a dissertation in the final year based on research into a topic of their own choice. This develops and applies the practical expertise they have gained and is important for many in determining subsequent interests and career choices.

Various national academic societies and research groups award prizes for the best undergraduate dissertations submitted in their field. Success in these competitions is therefore a mark of the highest quality by national standards.

In 2015, UCL Geography prize winners included:

Daphne Lee

Ageing-environment relationships: public neighbourhood spaces in Singapore as a site of phenomenological construction.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Developing Areas Research Group (DARG), Undergraduate Dissertation Prize. Winner;

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Urban Geography Research Group (UGRG), Undergraduate Dissertation Prize. Winner.

Katharine Sherratt

Exploring the impact of rural financial insecurity on access to sanitation: a multi-dimensional approach, in Karnataka, India.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Rural Geography Research Group (RGRG), Undergraduate Dissertation Prize. Joint second.

So far, UCL Geography prize winners for 2016 are:

Joseph Hussey

Assessing the Association between Industry of Employment and Divergent Geographies of Wealth in England, 1981- 2011.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Population Geography Research Group (PopGRG), Joanna Stillwell Prize. Winner.

Society for Location Analysis, Bronze Prize.

Matita Afoakwa

Self, Status and Survival: The experience of return migration of professionals to Accra, Ghana.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Developing Areas Research Group,  Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.

Ben Ayre

Constructing an Arctic Laboratory: Oil Spill Simulations at the Hydrocarbon Frontier.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Political Geography Group Dissertation Prize.

(Judges commented that this thesis is, "incredibly well written, conceptually sophisticated, and demonstrates an engagement with theory that is far beyond the undergraduate level.")


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