Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

The Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group offers an annual prize of £150 for the best undergraduate dissertation in leisure/tourism/sports geography, submitted as part of a BA, BSc or BEd degree. The dissertation may be multidisciplinary but needs to be informed through the geographical concepts of place and space.  We also identify two Highly Commended dissertations, which receive a prize of £50 each. A department should not normally submit more than one entry. Entries should be accompanied by a copy of the instructions given to students, and a note of the dissertation credit rating and mark awarded. Please also include a (post-September) contact email address for the student, so that they can be notified of the result of the competition, and indicate whether the dissertation should be returned to the department or to the student.

Submissions to: anna.dejong@glasgow.ac.uk (Dr Anna de Jong, Awards and Prize Coordinator)

Deadline: 15 July 2022

Postgraduate Dissertation Prize

The Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group offers an annual prize of £150 for the best taught Masters dissertation in leisure/tourism/sports geography, submitted as part of a MSc degree. The dissertation may be multidisciplinary but needs to be informed through the geographical concepts of place and space. We also identify two Highly Commended dissertations, which receive a prize of £50 each. A department should not normally submit more than one entry. Entries should be accompanied by a copy of the instructions given to students, and a note of the dissertation credit rating and mark awarded. Please also include a (post-studies) contact email address for the student, so that they can be notified of the result of the competition.

Submissions to: anna.dejong@glasgow.ac.uk (Dr Anna de Jong, Awards and Prize Coordinator)

Deadline: 10 December 2021

Undergraduate Dissertation Prize Winners

2021 Award Winner:

Our latest winner (2021) is Holly Hodgson, for her thesis entitled:

‘Jography: runners’ perspectives of contested mobility’

Holly submitted her work as part of her Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography, at Edge Hill University.

Responding to the news of her win, Holly shared:

‘First and foremost, I would like to thank the committee for this award and for their recognition of my work on the contested mobilities of runners. I must also extend the same gratitude and thanks to my dissertation supervisor, Dr Simon Dickinson. 

My research took place during the COVID-19 pandemic which meant I was forced to adapt my project to lockdown and social distancing measures, and I am humbled that the committee felt that my dissertation was still able to make strong contributions to current understandings of sports and leisure geographies. This award has given me the confidence to start the process of preparing my dissertation for publication and spurred my enthusiasm in running geographies as I continue my postgraduate studies at the University of Birmingham.’

 

2020 Award Winner:

Our 2020 winner was Eliza Hilleary, for her thesis entitled:

“’Skye ain’t no wilderness’: Local Residents Negotiate Living in a Tourist Destination”

Eliza submitted her work as part of her MA in Geography at the University of Edinburgh.

Responding to the news of her win, Eliza shared:

‘I really enjoyed doing my dissertation and I am so pleased that the committee felt that my dissertation made a strong contribution to tourism geographies. I could never have done it without all the amazing people on Skye who let me interview them and gave me a taste for the Highland humour.’

2019 Award Winner

Our 2019 prize winner was Noah Hurton, for his thesis entitled:

‘’If it’s not on Strava it didn’t happen: fellrunning, landscape, and technology’ 

Noah submitted his work as part of his BA degree in Geography at the University of Oxford.

https://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/news/2019/191209-noah-hurton-dissertation-prize.html