What are the SLA Student Awards 2017 and who should enter?

The SLA Student Awards are designed to reward final year Undergraduate and Masters students who have achieved excellence in the broad field of location analysis. The award scheme is open to students registered at UK Universities in the 2016/17 academic year and undertaking dissertations or extended projects involving location analysis.

New for 2017, the society will award prizes in two categories:

  1. Undergraduate Award
  2. The Masters Award

A winner and runner-up will be selected in each category by an expert panel. Judges will be looking for work that makes both academic and practical contributions to the field. Award winners will be invited to attend a SLA event (in September/October) to meet members, network and collect their certificate and cash prize (winner: £200, runner-up: £100 in both categories). Reasonable travel expenses will be covered by the society.

Students in any subject area are invited to apply providing that they meet the above criteria. Example subjects may include (but are not exclusive to) geography, demographics, GIS, business and management.

Entry criteria

In order to apply for the SLA Student Awards 2017, you must meet the following criteria. You are:

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate (BA/BSc) or Masters (MA/MSc/MRes) student
  • Completing studies at a UK university / institute of Higher Education
  • Completing a dissertation or final year extended project in the broad field of location analysis
  • Not a previous winner of a student award issued by the SLA

How do I enter?

Entries are by electronic application form only (downloadable on this page) and require all fields to be completed. Completed forms should be sent to Ruth Holroyd, SLA Secretary, at info@thesla.org by no later than the closing date of Friday 8th September 2017, 5pm. Informal enquiries/questions can be directed to Dr Luke Burns at L.P.Burns@leeds.ac.uk.

Documents available for download:
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  1. SLA Student Awards 2017 application form
  2. SLA Student Awards 2017 promotional poster