The Society for Location Analysis (SLA) is delighted to announce its inaugural Undergraduate Awards competition for 2015. These awards are designed to reward final year undergraduate students who have achieved excellence in the broad field of location analysis.

The awards are open to final year students registered at UK Universities in the 2014/15 academic year and undertaking dissertations or extended projects involving location analysis. The society will award three levels of prize: Gold, Silver and Bronze to the top three entries as judged by an expert panel. These should make both academic and practical contributions to the field. The three winners will also be invited to attend an upcoming SLA event to meet members, network and deliver a short (informal) presentation of the winning research.

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.

Entries are by 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 31st July 2015, 5pm. Informal enquiries/questions can be directed to Dr. Luke Burns at L.P.Burns@leeds.ac.uk.

Students are invited to put forward their own application for this award.

We hope you will consider putting your location analysis work forward for consideration or promoting it to those who may be eligible and thank you for your interest in the society. Good luck!

Documents available for download:

  1. SLA Undergraduate Awards 2015 Application form
  2. The SLA Undergraduate Award Promotional Poster

Retail Research Masters Dissertation Competition 2015

If you’re interested in the SLA Undergraduate Awards you may also be interested in The Retail Research Masters Dissertation competition.

This offers an exciting opportunity to link students on Masters courses and their university supervisors with leading retail companies on projects which are important to the retail industry. The scheme provides the opportunity to work directly with an industrial partner and to link students’ research to important retail and ‘open data’ sources. The project titles are devised by retailers and are open to students from a wide range of disciplines. The research will take place over spring/summer 2015.

Please note: We have extended the deadline for entering until Friday 31st July.

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