BA Linguistics and Philosophy finalist wins award

Congratulations to Georgia Zimmer on winning the highly competitive Beaumont Award for her Linguistics dissertation.

Georgia’s project used Critical Discourse Analysis to investigate the NHS’s impact on the termination of Down’s syndrome pregnancies. The purpose of the research was to explore whether the NHS use their position of guidance to endorse abortions through prenatal testing. This research has societal impact because stakeholders could use it to highlight and challenge covert negative representations of people with disabilities in advisory texts. 

The Beaumont Award recognises research projects undertaken by undergraduate students in the areas of Biological, Environmental and Physical Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health. Ten awards are made to final year students whose projects display the greatest potential to impact on society. The prize is inspired by the life and work of Michael Faraday, whose discoveries were crucial in the development of technology innovation.

Georgia's dissertation was supervised by Dr Bethan Davies.