18 January 2007

Jameel wins top research prize

Sheffield Journalism Studies research student Jameel Yusha'u has won a prize for his work.

Jameel Yusha'u

Jameel took part in the University’s inaugural Postgraduate Research Student Conference on advanced skills training, organised by the Graduate Research Office in June.

There were five different competitions at the conference, and five students made presentation on each category. Jameel won the category on Presentation in Academia. Each winner received £200 prize and a certificate.

The theme of the presentations was Presenting Your Research to a Prospective Employer.

The event was attended by 140 research students across all disciplines within the University.

Earlier this year Jameel was successful in getting his very first research paper accepted into the prestigious conference of the International Communication Association.

The conference, held in San Francisco in May this year, welcomed researchers from a range of media and communication disciplines to share their work and stimulate debate in the field.

The presentation, which is based upon Jameel’s PhD, is entitled: "Press Coverage of Political Corruption in Nigeria: A Framework for Intra-national Comparative Research".