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Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group (SSQRG)

The Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group (SSQRG) is pleased to offer a prize of £50 to the best undergraduate dissertation on a theme related to sexualities and/or queer research in human geography.

The dissertation must be written in English and should normally marked as first class or the equivalent to fulfil the requirements of an undergraduate degree programme at a UK geography department. 

The dissertation should be an excellent piece of original work (normally marked as first class or the equivalent) submitted in the most recent academic year to fulfil the requirements of an undergraduate degree programme at a UK geography department. The dissertation should be circa 10,000 words in length, although this will vary depending on departmental criteria for undergraduate dissertations. Entries must be written in English.

The nomination pack should contain three files:

(1) A letter of recommendation as PDF file (<10 MB) from the Head of Department or nominated designee. This letter should include the nominating department’s email contact and nominee’s University email contact and post-graduation email contact for dissertation prize correspondence.

Naming convention: First & last name of nominee_LoR_SSQRG_UDP.pdf

(2) The dissertation as PDF file (<10 MB) with text unaltered from how it was originally submitted for assessment.

Naming convention: First & last name of nominee_Dissertation title_SSQRG_UDP.pdf

(3) Dissertation guidance/handbook as PDF file (<10MB).

Naming convention: First & last name of nominee_Guidance_SSQRG_UDP.pdf

The nomination pack should be submitted to SSQRG Chair Dr Martin Zebracki via this OneDrive file request link and *not* be emailed. Each file needs to be uploaded separately and each upload should be confirmed by providing the first and last name of the nominee.

Conditions: 

  • A department may not submit more than one entry to the SSQRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize competition 

  • The same entry should not have been submitted to another Research Group Undergraduate Dissertation Prize competition 

  • Submissions with a time stamp later than the deadline will not be considered 

Please note: The 2023 UG Dissertation Prize was suspended due to the industrial action of the University and College Union. As a result, dissertations of the Academic Year 2022–2023 will be eligible for the Prize in this round

Deadline: 12 July 2024