A research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
EnGRG dissertation prize 2018/19
The EnGRG committee would like to congratulate Chris Woolmington (University of Manchester), Ellie Glynn (University of Liverpool) and Dan Chester (Lancaster University) for winning first, second and third prize, respectively, in our 2019 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.
Chris’s dissertation was entitled “Shale at the Local Scale: Energy (In)Justice, Democracy and Resistance in Ellesmere Port”. The committee noted the high-level of theoretical engagement and critical analysis in the work, making an important and clear contribution to the literature on energy justice. To read Chris’s dissertation, please click here.
Ellie’s dissertation was called “Population vulnerability of two sympatric gull species to offshore windfarm developments”. The committee was impressed with the methodological rigour of the piece. The analysis had great clarity and there was excellent incorporation of existing literature. To read Ellie’s dissertation, please click here.
Finally, Dan’s dissertation was entitled “‘Exploring the Distribution of Electricity Consumption in the United Kingdom using Statistical Mechanics”. This study takes a highly original approach, merging theory from geography and physics alongside statistical analysis. The results and concluding discussion are written with a high degree of maturity, producing novel and thought-provoking insights. You can read Dan’s dissertation by clicking here.
We received a high number of very strong dissertations this year, and this made choosing winders especially challenging. The committee would therefore also like to commend our other nominations for their excellent work: Rory Clark (Cardiff University), Jay Farrar (University of Leeds), Ariana Agapiou (Edinburgh University) and David Jennings (Aberystwyth University).