Undergraduate Dissertation Award 2016
The Undergraduate Dissertation Award is for outstanding dissertation research undertaken by students on undergraduate courses in a built environment-related discipline. The Award aims to promote the importance of research skills in enabling students to become competent practitioners.
• Premier Award (£1000, trophy and certificate)
• Highly Commended Award (£500, trophy and certificate)
• Merit Award (trophy and certificate)
Rules of Entry
In addition to the General Rules of Entry,
- Nominations for dissertations must be from undergraduate built environment-related degree courses (either accredited or non-accredited by the CIOB).
- Nominee must have completed a bachelor’s degree in the year 2015 or 2016.
- Dissertations must have been assessed as outstanding.
- Each submission must be endorsed by a nominator from the relevant educational institution (e.g. dissertation supervisor, course director or tutor). The nominator needs to provide a recommendation reference (not exceeding 200 words) on the entry form to indicate why the nominee is deserving of consideration for an award.
- For each submission, an entry form must be completed and returned by post with a hard copy of the dissertation.
- The number of nominations that can be made from a single institution is normally limited to 3.
The dissertation must:
• Demonstrate a high level of academic attainment consistent with undergraduate study.
• Be well-structured with a good standard of presentation.
• Contain clear aims and objectives.
• Show good knowledge and understanding of relevant literature.
• Possess a well-justified research methodology.
• Obtain relevant data from appropriate sources.
• Include a clear interpretation and presentation of findings.
• Contain a clear and logical argument leading to appropriate and relevant conclusions.
• Set out recommendations for future research.
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How to apply
The I&R Awards Team
The Chartered Institute of Building
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