QRA Undergraduate Dissertation Prize
The Quaternary Research Association, in association with the RGS-IBG, would like to recognise the achievements of undergraduates in Quaternary science by awarding a dissertation prize (£250) for a thesis demonstrating flair and originality. This prize is open to any undergraduate enrolled at a British or Irish university. Membership of the QRA or RGS-IBG is not a requirement for entry.
Entries are limited to one per department per current academic year and may be on any Quaternary theme. Entries must be submitted by department and not by individual undergraduates. The QRA welcomes nominations from all appropriate sources, including new universities or small departments. The winner will be announced at the QRA Annual General Meeting (held annually each January) and the abstract of their dissertation published in an issue of Quaternary Newsletter. The judges for this year's prize are Professor Valerie Hall and Dr Colin Whiteman.
One copy, preferably the original, of eligible dissertations including the contact details of the department and undergraduate (marked for the QRA prize) should be posted to Dr Catherine Souch at the Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.
The submitted dissertation should not be sent with the internal mark or comments. Prior to submission, please check for completeness and clarity of any maps and illustrations (for example, that those requiring colour are printed in colour). For further details contact Catherine Souch: 020 7591 3022, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.rgs.org.
Nominations / submissions
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University of Dundee
A Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of Cragie Gully, St Michaels Wood, Fife
University of Southampton
Surface Sediment Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) Analysis and their Potential Link to Methane Content within 30 Alaskan Lakes
University of Exeter
Palaeoenvironmental and climatic reconstruction of Late Devensian and Holocene change in Skye: a multiproxy approach (Joint winner)
University of St Andrews
A study of the potential of Arctica islandica as a proxy for the oceanic 13C effect (Joint winner)
University of Exeter
Palaeoclimatic implications of tephra at a new site within the Menteith Moraine of the Loch Lomond Readvance Glacier
University of Aberdeen
Climate of the Loch Lomond Stadial in Perthshire and the Cairngorms
University of Nottingham
Evaluation of the evidence for glaciomarine deposition at Aber Mawr and Aber Bach, northern Pembrokeshire (Joint winner)
Are the till fabric indicators of the Late Devensian diamictons in south-west Cumbria consistent with ice flow indicators of glaciotectonic deformation? (Joint winner)
Royal Holloway University of London
The sedimentology of the West Runton Freshwater Bed (Cromerian sensu stricto type site)
University College London
A 150 year palaeolimnological investigation of a remote, tropical, alpine lake