School of Geography wins the prestigious Jon Walker award

The School of Geography has won the highly-coveted Jon Walker award from the Society for Location Analysis, which recognises excellence and innovation within the field of location analysis.

The award has previously been given to individuals, therefore the School of Geography are the first organisation to win it. They were awarded the prize following sustained success in the society’s national student dissertation competition where students and/or their supervisors are invited to submit work into an undergraduate (BA/BSc) or taught postgraduate (MA/MSc) category.

The School of Geography have received high levels of success in the student dissertation competition since its inception three years ago, winning the main prize each year and having several runners-up. Winning this award is a reflection of the high quality teaching and research currently in existence in the field of location analysis.

Luke Burns, Lecturer in the School of Geography and Society for Location Analysis committee member, said:

“This award recognises the hard work that individual students put into dissertations in location analysis.  To be the leading university with regards to location analysis student research over the past three years is incredibly pleasing and demonstrates the independence, employability and skills of our graduates.”

Geography at Leeds continues to produce world-leading academic research in location analysis in areas such as retail, health, crime and transport and is renowned by employers for its quantitative skills and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) teaching.