UKLA Student Research Prize

Our award for an outstanding student dissertation at undergraduate, postgraduate or higher degree level

Student Research Prize Winner 2019 Helen Bradford
Student Research Prize Winner 2019 Helen Bradford

The UKLA Student Research Prize is awarded annually. The award is given for an outstanding student dissertation at undergraduate, postgraduate or higher degree level undertaken at a UK institution. Studies using any research approach (ethnographic, experimental, historical, etc.) are encouraged. Each study is assessed in the light of the chosen approach, the scholarly quality of its report, and its contribution to the field of literacy. 

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Applications will be assessed by the UKLA sub-committee and a shortlist will be drawn up. The complete works shortlisted will then be requested as electronic Microsoft Word files.

The winner and their supervisor will be given the opportunity to attend the next UKLA conference to receive their prize and to present their research. UKLA will fund one day’s registration, UK travel and attendance at the conference dinner for the successful applicant and their supervisor. It is necessary therefore to check that the nominee is able to attend.