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Undergraduate Dissertation Conference 2013

7 March 2013

Dissertation Conference

Saint David’s Day this year was extra special because it coincided with the Undergraduate Dissertation Conference at the School of Social Sciences (SOCSI).

This annual event sees all third-year students who are taking the dissertation module, present their research in a fifteen minute presentation which counts towards 20 per cent of their module mark.

In total, 138 students presented their dissertation work throughout the day over four sessions in which nine parallel sessions were running in each.

The day is a great opportunity not only for the students to showcase and celebrate their independent research, but also to give them a taste of what they may be doing as part of their professional careers in the future and to develop their transferable skills of presenting to an audience.  

Professor Malcolm Williams, Director of the School of Social Sciences, said: “This conference is one of the most important SOCSI events of the year. As an interdisciplinary School, we aim to promote high quality theoretically informed empirical investigations into the key problems facing society and I am very pleased that the standard of presentations and the range of topics covered this year were of the highest quality.

Dissertation Conference-Reception

A reception was held at the end of the conference to celebrate the students' achievements

“Furthermore, this conference represents a considerable achievement by the students and adds a new dimension to the experience they have gained through conducting their research, which will serve them well in the future.”

The full range of presentations and the abstracts can be viewed here: