Participatory Geographies Research Group – Dissertation Prize

The RGS/IBG Participatory Geographies Research Group is pleased to offer an annual prize of £100 for an undergraduate dissertation that examines a social justice theme and/or involves a participatory methodology. Reflective of the scale and type of research carried out at undergraduate level, we are eager to encourage and reward both excellent scholarship and innovation which includes any of the following:

·         Works with people, communities, or non-profit groups

·         Explores social justice, community activist, social enterprises, or NGOs/CSOs

·         Addresses issues of exclusion and marginalization

·         Develops a participatory methodology

·         Involves minority or vulnerable groups

·         Incorporates tangible outcomes for community groups/NGOs

Nominated dissertations should: be a strong theoretical and/or empirical piece of work; be submitted for formal assessment in the current academic year to a UK Higher Education Institution for a BA/BSc level Geography degree programme; include a full set of references and images (as relevant); be written in English. All dissertations should be submitted as a single pdf file with a post-September email and contact address for the student. Submissions should be emailed to

Deadline: 6th July

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