CAPPE is delighted to announce and introduce its new annual Undergraduate Dissertation Prize of £200, awarded to an outstanding dissertation, final project or performance, from any discipline across the University of Brighton, which speaks to our priority themes for the year.

At CAPPE, our members are engaged in thinking and critically engaging with the disciplines and practices of Philosophy and Politics, with particular attention to the challenges we are presented with today. We aim to understand emerging forms of politics and the challenges they present to critique, and learn from and contribute to new theoretical debates in theory, philosophy, and politics. Our work transcends traditional academic spaces, through a long history of engagement with a range of social movements including populist, feminist, queer, decolonial, climate change and anti-racist groups.

Nominations for the Undergraduate Dissertation Prize will be assessed on the following:

  • Relationship to CAPPE’s key priority themes (for 2023: disability politics, eugenics, and climate politics)
  • Clarity of aims, argumentation, methodology
  • Evidence of critical and innovative thinking
  • Authorial command and originality of project


  • Any final undergraduate dissertation, independent project, or performance/media-based project, completed and ratified by the final year exam boards in Summer, 2023
  • The topic of the project/dissertation must be related to the annual key priority thematic area identified by CAPPE
  • All undergraduate students across the University of Brighton are eligible for nomination

How to enter:

  • Nominations must be made by a member of staff
  • Please send a 1-page letter of nomination and a copy of the dissertation/project to (pdf for written work, and appropriate electronic format for media/performance-based projects)
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023




Print Friendly, PDF & Email