Late Oct: Human Geography: analysing and presenting data This plenary lecture is designed for human geography based dissertations and provides guidance on i) analysing the data you have gathered ii) how you present and write up that data in context of the dissertation.
Late Oct: Physical Geography: analysing and presenting data This plenary lecture is designed for those students undertaking physical geography based dissertations and provides guidance on data analysis and presentation.
Mid Nov: Writing your Human Geography Dissertation This plenary lecture is designed for those students undertaking human geography based dissertations and focuses on the technique, style and presentation of writing up your dissertation.
Valuable guidance will be provided in terms of ‘what attracts marks’ and best-practice from past dissertations.Early Dec: Small Group Dissertation Workshop Meeting You will meet with your mentor and his/her small group of fellow mentees.The session is interactive and allows students to discuss ideas and questions in a collective fashion.The role of the mentor is one of guidance and such guidance will extend to project proposals, work plans, investigative and analytical methods and drafting the final submission.An agreed vacation work plan should be submitted and agreed by your mentor prior to your departure for the summer vacation.The module leader will explain the structure and process of the module.Mid-Oct: Individual Progress Review I You will meet with your mentor for your first 1-to-1 meeting which will discuss the SRPR you have submitted prior to the meeting.Ability to clearly present material using various means of presentation, e.g. Ability to organise own work, manage time and work schedules The Dissertation project is the summation of the student's efforts in undertaking an original research project of their own conception and design.The Dissertation will demonstrate how the students have formulated their research topic, situated them in the appropriate literature, developed a conceptual framework and methodology, undertaken research, analysed, interpreted and discussed findings, drawn conclusions and delivered a well-written, well-presented report to the appropriate academic standard.Mid May: Following the allocation of your mentor, you develop a Summer Research Plan which is submitted and discussed in your first mentor meeting. fieldwork, secondary material collection) Early Oct: On return to University you complete your Summer Research Progress Review report which forms the basis of your first mentor meeting of Stage 3.Early Oct: Introduction and next steps Plenary lecture within Geo3099.