30 April 2020

UKLA Student Research Prize 2020

Dr Fiona Scott wins the Overall prize of the UKLA Student Research Prize 2020 for her doctoral thesis: 'Young children's engagement with television and related media in the digital age'

EDU- Fiona Scott

Following a unanimous decision from the UKLA Research Sub Committee, Dr Fiona Scott has been awarded the UKLA Student Research Prize 2020. The prize is awarded annually to highlight outstanding dissertations at undergraduate, postgraduate or higher degree level undertaken at a UK institution. This year, there were an unprecedented amount of entries of extraordinary quality and five nominations were shortlisted for consideration. The UKLA Sub Committee had this to say about Fiona's winning entry:

This outstanding work is highly significant both in its contribution to theory and for the implications drawn. Its rich and innovative mixed method approach successfully expands understanding of young children’s engagement with media and other objects, and makes a meaningful contribution to the field of scholarship in children’s literacy practices.

UKLA Research Sub Committee

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