Undergraduate Dissertation Prize
The Geography of Leisure and Tourism Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG offers an annual prize of £100 for the best Geography-related Undergraduate Dissertation in Leisure/Tourism/Sport, submitted as part of a BA, BSc or BEd degree.
A department should not normally submit more than one entry. Please submit a 1,000 word extended abstract, 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 e-mail address for the student, so that they can be notified of the result of the competition. The top three extended abstracts will be shortlisted; shortlisted students will then be asked to submit their complete dissertations for consideration by the judging panel.
Extended abstracts should be emailed to <Note: details need to be updated>
Undergraduate Dissertation Prize Winners
Best Undergraduate Dissertation 2011
Awarded to Lawrence Mason (University of Edinburgh), for his study entitled 'Elvis has left the building: But is he leading pilgrims to Porthcawl?'.
Best Undergraduate Dissertation 2010
Awarded to Peter Dyson (University of Cambridge), for his study entitled 'Slum tourism: Representing and interpreting 'reality' in Dharavi, Mumbai'.
Best Undergraduate Dissertation 2009
Awarded to Teo Tsu-Lyn (University College London), for the study entitled 'The future of the past: Heritage conservation and tourism promotion in Singapore's Chinatown'.(University College London)