The annual dissertation conference gives an opportunity for final year students from the Psychosocial Studies, Sociology, Criminology, Archaeology and Landscape History, Media Production, Journalism and English Literature degree programmes to present their dissertation ideas to their peers in order to gain feedback from a team of panel members.
Normally this event would take place in front of large audiences, but a national lockdown could not stop the event from continuing as it took place via online platforms with students and panels able to engage and offer their praise and feedback.
A multi-disciplinarian approach for the event is taken, with the idea that peer support and feedback will benefit the final year students, as well as gaining insight from degree programmes that are different from their own. The other major impetus behind the conference is to help cement and further develop skills of presentation and communication that would be necessary to get students Masters ready and/or ready for the world of work.
There were a total of 9 panels covering a diverse selection of dissertation topics. Congratulations to all of the following winners: