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Undergraduate Dissertation Images Competition

Anna is first winner

Undergraduate Dissertation Images Competition

2016 saw the launch of the UCL Geography Dissertation Images competition, to celebrate the diversity of our undergraduate dissertation research.

In these studies, UCL Geography students do all sorts of things and go to all sorts of places as part of their dissertation research.

For the competition they were asked to submit images that would give a flavour of what they were trying to do in their research and how they were doing it.

Prizes were awarded for the best, and in 2016 the Overall Winner was Anna Knowles-Smith.

Anna’s research sought to unsettle images of refugees as depoliticized, powerless victims by looking at how those in the Calais camp sought to represent themselves. Her image conveys their defiance in the face of extreme hardship and an increasingly uncertain future.

Among other prizes were:

Winner of the ‘data’ category:
Tilak Joshi
: Soil samples collected to test for soil acidity at Croxley Common Moor, a 40-acre site near Watford

Winner of the ‘method’ category:
Holly Campbell: E
xploring female entrepreneurship in Turkey.

For these and other images, currently displayed in the Pearson Building, see link below.


Calais camp

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