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Rethinking the Final Year Undergraduate Dissertation

University of Gloucestershire Park Campus, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH
22 June 2011 10:30-15:45

This one day national symposium will explore ways in which we can rethink the final year dissertation, whilst retaining a significant element of research and deliver key graduate attributes.  Some institutions and departments have introduced separate capstone projects in their final year courses either instead of, or in addition to, the undergraduate dissertation.  These may take many forms which are innovative or creative in the context of their discipline or institution, and may include group, work-oriented and community-based projects.  There can also be novel ways of disseminating the findings: via exhibitions, undergraduate research conferences and other forms of public engagement.  The symposium will be an interactive, fun event stimulated by a few short talks from experts and with plenty of opportunities for discussion.

The symposium is being offered free of charge, including refreshments and lunch, but because of this, places are restricted on a first come basis.   

This event is sponsored by a National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) funded project being undertaken by the University of Gloucestershire entitled: Rethinking Final Year Projects and Dissertations: Creative Honours and Capstone Projects

Delegates are invited to contribute case studies which can be used in the showcase event.  Further information about submitting either a full and/or summary case study can be found on the website at:  Please send completed case studies for inclusion in the showcase to Laura Lannin ( by Monday, 6  June 2011 at the latest.


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