Local food systems and local economic democracy: a framework for delivering food security? (PhD studentship)

On your attention an opportunity to do a PhD with Dr Mags Adams, Prof Mark Dooris and Dr Ursula Pool based in the Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change, at UCLan in Preston, UK. We have a fully funded DTA studentship (https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/programmes-and-projects/#social), funded through the DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship programme (https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/). The research will take place in Preston, UK and in Patna, India where Prof Pushpendra will support the fieldwork: http://www.tiss.edu/centrefacultystaff/centre-for-development-practice-and-research/.   

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RGS-IBG FGWG Dissertation Prize

The FGWG is pleased to offer a 1st place Undergraduate Dissertation Prize of £ 100 and a 2nd place of £ 50. The prize is open to any currently registered undergraduate student at a UK university and will be awarded to the dissertations that exhibit the best overall contributions to the wide range of issues relating to Food Geographies. The dissertation should be of first class standard and be submitted by the students Department (Head or nominated representative) and with the student’s knowledge. Continue reading “RGS-IBG FGWG Dissertation Prize”

Announcing the Winner of Food Geographies Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

The Food Geographies Working Group (of the RGS-IBG) can now reveal the results of our undergraduate Food Geographies dissertation prize. The dissertation marking process was undertaken by a subcommittee and competition was fierce with 15 entries and some highly impressive dissertations. We were very interested to see the range of topics chosen and the breadth and confidence of students using innovative research methods. After shortlisting 5 finalists, that were all excellent dissertations, we are pleased to announce the winners of our 1st Food Geographies Undergraduate Dissertation prize

1st prize

Hannah Gillie, University of Cambridge

Neighbourhood to Agrihood: Exploring the extent to which urban agriculture can support inclusive redevelopment in Detroit

2nd Prize

Louis Rawlings, University of Oxford

An exploration of knowledge production through GIS in the context of the UK food desert debate: Constructing the Food Access Radar

3rd/Highly Commended

Elliot Arthur-Worsop, University of Nottingham

 Vegetarianism: A New Social Movement within the National Meatscape of Argentina?

Other finalists:
  • Angus Sprawling, The University of Exeter – The ‘Social Life’ of the Cornish Pasty
  • Lara Wilson, Durham University – Digging Beneath the Surface: Social Capital, Neoliberalism and the Potential for Resistance in London’s Community Gardens
Many thanks to all students whose dissertations were submitted, we really enjoyed reading them. Thanks as well to the departmental staff who sent student’s dissertations in.

RGS-IBG FGWG Dissertation Prize

The FGWG is pleased to offer a 1st place Undergraduate Dissertation Prize of £ 100 and a 2nd place of £ 50. The prize is open to any currently registered undergraduate student at a UK university and will be awarded to the dissertations that exhibit the best overall contributions to the wide range of issues relating to Food Geographies. The dissertation should be of first class standard and be submitted by the students Department (Head or nominated representative) and with the student’s knowledge.

We accept submissions in electronic format only. Please send a copy to the FGWG Secretary,  Rebecca Sandover (rebeccasandover [at] gmail.com) before Friday 7th of July 2017.

Please include a contact email address for the student (post graduation if necessary).

  • Please note that we can only accept one entry from any department and nominated dissertations!
  • Please note that nominated dissertations should not be submitted for consideration for any other RGS-IBG prizes. 

dissertation prize

For more information on the RGS-IBG Food Geographies Working Groups group, check our info page:

https://foodgeographies.wordpress.com/about/

or join our Community:

  • Become a RGS-IBG FGWG Member here
  • Email List:  link to JISCMail hosted email list here
  • Twitter: @foodgeog

 

 

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