Geography and Environment

First undergraduate research conference a success

25 November 2011


The very first undergraduate research project conference, held on Wednesday 23rd November has been deemed a success by students and academics. Students showcased their research projects by presenting a poster and verbally discussing their progress with academics.

The conference's main aim, in addition to regular supervisor interactions,  is to allow students to receive formative feedback from staff and Graduate School students. It also enhances the student community and was well attended with around 100 undergraduates presenting posters. 

Students could present their work to date, which might include their research aims and methodology, initial results, tentative interpretations and conclusions. 
Head of Geography and Environment, Professor Peter Atkinson commented, "Formative feedback is crucial in helping students to develop their ideas and, at this stage, to focus on drawing out the greatest value from the work that they have done. "
Organiser and facilitator of the conference Dr Ellie Biggs added, "Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the event and students praised the opportunity to get further feedback on their research to date."

 

Prize awarded

Human

Integrated

Physical

1st

Luke Vallins

Rhys Ambrose

Matthew Leeson

2nd

Sarah Kilbride

Sanjit Malra

Amy Clark

3rd

Jo Davison

Joshua Allen

Harriet Gower

Commendation

Charlotte Smith

Michael White

Larisa Vivcavs

Commendation

Sophie Levinson

Nathan Cable

Robert Carter

Commendation

 

Heidi Clough

Rachel Fowler