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The Manchester Q-Step Centre

Manchester Q-Step Centre Dissertation Prizes announced

20 July 2017

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The prizes were awarded as follows:

Overall Winner (across all Q-Step subjects)

  • Winner: Leonardo Carella (BSocSc Politics and International Relations)
  • Dissertation title: Who are the ‘Left Behind’? The status stratification of UKIP support
  • Supervisor: Professor Colin Talbot

Sociology prize

  • Winner: James Needham (BSocSc Sociology)
  • Dissertation title: Exploring the factors that affect the friendship patterns of international students
  • Supervisor: Professor Sue Heath

Politics prize

  • Winner: James Montgomery (BSocSc Politics and International Relations)
  • Dissertation title: How the Scottish National Party came to rule Scotland: A valence politics explanation
  • Supervisor: Professor Andrew Russell

Linguistics prize

  • Winner: Alberto Moron-Hernandez (BA Linguistics)
  • Dissertation title: Paraphrasing verbal metonymy through computational methods
  • Supervisor: Dr Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Criminology Prize (joint winners)

  • Winner 1: Hannah Watts (BA Criminology)
  • Dissertation title: Reporting rape: Understanding the characteristics of women who did not report their experience of rape to the police
  • Winner 2: Viktoriya Trifonova (BA Social Anthropology and Criminology)
  • Dissertation subject: Adolescent subjectivity and adult social circumstances: an examination of dynamic factors influencing desistance

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