Dissertation recognition for graduate

19 December 2017

Recent graduate secures national recognition for her dissertation on gender and nationality in a post-conflict environment.

Rebecca Collinson, who graduated from the School of Geography and Planning in 2017 with a first class BSc in Human Geography, has been recognised for the quality and depth of her final year dissertation by the Royal Geographical Society Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group.

The dissertation - A Bosnian Girl Understanding the Female Gender and Nationality, in Post-Conflict, Post-Socialist Sarajevo – was awarded second place in the 2017 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.

Dr Chris Bear, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Geography and Planning, commended Rebecca on her success: “This is a fantastic achievement and Rebecca should be very proud of her success. Her commitment to her studies and the thoroughness and enthusiasm with which she approached her dissertation are highly commendable. We have a very talented undergraduate student community at the School who achieve great things after graduation and I have no doubt we will have further opportunity to celebrate Rebecca’s success in the near future.”

He added: “There are a wealth of opportunities open to geography and planning students to make real and lasting contributions to society, the economy, academia and the professional world. Our excellent academic provision and range of opportunities to undertake practical work experience are designed to help them achieve their ambitions and help transform people and places all around the world.”

Cardiff University’s School of Geography and Planning has an excellent reputation for supporting student employability and student satisfaction. In the most recent survey of graduate destinations, 91% of graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduation while 94% of final year undergraduate students are satisfied with their experience at the School (NSS 2017).

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