Student Dissertation Award

Student category

Student Dissertation

This category celebrates dissertation work completed by students as part of an undergraduate or post-graduate course accredited by the Landscape Institute. It is open to LI student members who have successfully completed their course during the 3 years to July 2023.

The Student Awards is only open to LI Student members.

It is free to become a student member either by registering here or scanning the QR code below.

You must apply for a free student membership by Thursday 29 June 2023 to be eligible for the Student categories which close by Tuesday 4 July 2023.

Student Dissertation

This should be a dissertation completed as part of an LI-accredited course. Brief details of the research problem, hypothesis and research methodology should be provided.

Judging criteria

  • Choice and focus of subject – appropriateness of response to brief
  • Clarity of purpose and structure – ways in which aims and objectives are set out and appropriateness of dissertation structure for its purpose.
  • Research and review – quality and breadth of background research and literature review, including appropriate citing of references and sources.
  • Methodology – quality and appropriateness of methodology and its application, including clarity of procedures used.
  • Analysis and interpretation of results – analytical ability, demonstrated, including appropriate development and application of criteria for interpreting results and making judgements.
  • Communication – quality of communication and expression including written style, grammar, illustrations and graphic presentation.
  • Conclusions/summary – appropriateness, reliability and usefulness of conclusions of the subject addressed.

Specific requirements for entry

  • Copy of the dissertation document
  • Dissertations should be submitted as complete, standalone documents and additional pieces of work, such as presentation sheets or similar, will not be considered by the judging panel.

Submitting your entry

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You should also read the guide to Entering Student Categories for information on eligibility and what you will need to provide in your entry.

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