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Planning your dissertation? Discover our new resources, events and Dissertation Award for 2022-2023

To those final year students about to embark on their dissertation projects, the UK Data Service is delighted to welcome you to our new section for students. We have the guidance you need to produce your best research, based on survey data of all types. Discover more about our upcoming events, new online resources and this year’s Dissertation Award.

New UK Data Service student pages

Following a consultation with lecturers across 2021, we have launched our new web pages aimed at students and new researchers. The new section is easily accessible from our Learning hub and brings all our student resources together. You will find:


We will be hosting a number of free events to help undergraduate students at all levels learn more about available data and plan projects.

You can also browse our events pages for a full list of what is available.

Dissertation Award

Our annual Dissertation Award is open for 2022-2023. The UK Data Service Dissertation Award recognises students who use data from the UK Data Service in their undergraduate dissertations. Awards will be given to the three best dissertations from this academic year. Each winning entry will receive £300 and be publicised via our website, blog and newsletter (you can read about last year’s winners here). This year’s deadline for submissions is 12:00 (noon) on 28 June 2023. Visit this year’s award launch page for information about how to apply.