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Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes up for grabs

Article dated: 3 November 2015

Are you an undergraduate student completing your dissertation in the academic year 2015/16?  Do you want your research to be read by other researchers, users of data and practitioners?

The UK Data Service will be awarding three prizes for theses that demonstrate flair and originality in using quantitative data available through the UK Data Service.

The three winning candidates will receive financial prizes of £500 (1st place), £250 (2nd place) and £150 (3rd place). The abstract of the winning dissertations, along with their key findings, will also be publicised on our website and to our networks within the social sciences through our quarterly Newsletter.

How to enter: 

To enter please submit an Executive Summary (PDF format of two A4 pages maximum) outlining your research question, data used, methodology, results and one table/graph of your dissertation to Dr Kathryn Simpson at the UK Data Service at kathryn.simpson-2@manchester.ac.uk. Prior to submission, please check for completeness and clarity of any graphs and illustrations.

The deadline for the dissertation Executive Summary is 16th May 2016.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 1st June and will be asked to submit an electronic copy of their dissertation. The successful candidate will be announced and awarded the Dissertation Prize in July.

Conditions:

The prize is open to candidates who use quantitative data available through the UK Data Service in their research.

This prize is open to any undergraduate students enrolled at a British or Irish university in any discipline within the social sciences. Entries can be submitted either by department/school or by individual undergraduates. Watch this space; we will be announcing the winner in July.

By entering the competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. The UK Data Service reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.

For further details please contact Dr Kathryn Simpson, kathryn.simpson-2@manchester.ac.uk

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