One of the ways in which the Society’s Research Groups support and promote their area of geography is by offering dissertation awards and prizes to students. These awards sit alongside the Society’s Alfred Steers prize for the best undergraduate dissertation in a UK geography department, and prizes offered by the Quaternary Research Association and the British Society for Geomorphology.
The annual dissertation prizes recognise outstanding work from both undergraduate and postgraduate students across a number of sub-disciplines, and emphasise originality of thought, quality of research and excellence in presentation.
Last year 39 students from 16 institutions were recognised, with prize-winning topics ranging from sediment source fingerprinting and the histories of surviving Cold War bunkers, to Deliveroo bicycle couriers and photojournalism.
This year’s competitions are now open, with 33 awards and prizes available. We encourage UK geography departments to submit innovative, high quality thesis research to the various prizes for the undergraduate dissertation awards.
Find out more about the entry requirements and the associated deadlines for the Research Group dissertation prizes.
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To mark Geoweek, we have selected a collection of Discovering Britain walks to help you discover the remarkably varied geology of the UK and learn more about our rocky heritage.
This year, our medals and awards recognise 21 different people for their extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.
This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award recipient, Redzi Bernard, has begun her two week journey travelling through northern Ethiopia to uncover the stories of everyday women.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Julian Leyland as a new co-editor for our academic journal Area.
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