VCT Dissertation Award

Recognizing work to improve knowledge of upper chalk river catchments

We are now accepting applications for the 2021 VCT Dissertation Award. 

This award is open to students in higher education colleges and universities, for recognising dissertations on research related to chalk streams. There are two awards of £500 each.

If you are a tutor who would like to nominate a student, you can do so by completing our online form, or downloading the form and emailing to Carrie Hutchings (VCT Administrator) at vct@vitacress.com.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 30th September, 2021.

Previous Winners

VCT Dissertation Award 2018

VCT Dissertation Award 2018

 As part of the charity’s continuing support of education , this year saw the first awards for the best Undergraduate / Masters Dissertations on research related to chalk streams.The winners were: Alex Kulczyk Sc. (Hons) Aquaculture and Fishery Management: Watercress...

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VCT Conservation Award

VCT Conservation Award 2018

VCT Conservation Award 2018

The winner of the 2018 VCT Conservation Award was naturalist Tim Sykes who works tirelessly through his role with the Environment Agency.In his spare time, Tim works with many other organisations and people including Wildlife Trusts and educational establishments to...

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VCT Conservation Award 2017

VCT Conservation Award 2017

The first VCT Conservation Award was won by Aquascience in recognition of their work on the Tichborne Estate to redirect the river, creating 1km of pristine chalk stream. Aquascience carefully designed the restored channel, including profiles and gradients. They also...

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