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National Dissertation Prizes for Geography Students

Two Lancaster Environment Centre students who graduated in 2008 have won national prizes for their dissertations.

Heather Dinsdale (BSc Geography) has won the Alfred Steers Dissertation Award 2009 for her dissertation on 'Bodies, Homes and Institutions: constructed and contested identities at the end of the lifecourse'.

The Alfred Steers Dissertation Award is the premier dissertation prize in Geography (co-ordinated by the Royal Geographical Society) and open to all branches of Geography. Heather's work was supervised by Saskia Vermeylen.

Heather will receive her award at a reception at the Royal Geographical Society in June.

In addition, Jessica Mayer (BSc Geography) has won the RGS-IBG Geographies of Children, Youth and Families working Group Dissertation Prize for her dissertation '"Have they gone bonkers? They've banned us playing conkers!" The changing geographies of the primary school playground'. Jess was supervised by Will Medd.

Fri 30 January 2009