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National recognition for geography students' dissertations

Geography student Philipa Bateman has received an undergraduate dissertation prize from the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).

Recognised by the Transport Geography Research Group, Philipa wrote her dissertation on Reconnecting the Capital of the Fens: a study of the proposed reopening of the Wisbech-March railway. Her supervisor was Professor Charles Watkins.

The judges particularly liked that Philipa's work "contained a case study with a clear sense of purpose", and the group have asked to feature an abstract on their website.

Amelia Heimler was also highly commended by the panel judging the submission for the Economic Geography Research Group. While she just missed out on winning their prize for her dissertation on The paradox of managing creativity: an evaluation of the competitive, spatial and managerial dimensions of co-working spaces in central London, the competition was noted as 'fierce'.

The commendation will be noted on the group's website and her supervisor was Dr Shaun French.

Three other geography students have been recognised by the society this year (as in 2016), while three more were awarded teacher training scholarships.

Posted on Wednesday 20th December 2017

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