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 in a geographical subject. 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: annadejong@glasgow.ac.uk (Dr Anna de Jong, Awards and Prize Coordinator)

Deadline: 15 July 2021

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 in a geographical subject. 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: annadejong@glasgow.ac.uk (Dr Anna de Jong, Awards and Prize Coordinator)

Deadline: 10 December 2021

Undergraduate Dissertation Prize Winners

2020 Award Winner:

Our latest winner (2020) is 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