Leeds School of Arts

BA (Hons) Entertainment Management graduate awarded a Leisure Studies Association (LSA) ‘Nikki Ventris Dissertation of the Year’ award

Jennah, who is currently studying for an MA in Popular Culture and Music at Leeds Beckett, was nominated by her tutor Brett Lashua to the LSA, for her outstanding dissertation entitled ‘A Critical Analysis of Gender and Alternative Rock: How Female Musicians in Leeds Experience and Resist Discrimination’.

Jennah Rouse

“This dissertation was exemplary for an undergraduate level – well done! Really well written (literature review especially), engaging, robust (again, methodology was very strong especially with the design of the model pulling together relevant and current research approaches), sound contextual and theoretical grounding. Overall, we struggled to find weaknesses; and, agreed the topic in general is very interesting and timely, which has led to really powerful findings and important recommendations which have great resonance across leisure studies”.

Jennah has won a cash prize of £100 and has been invited to present a paper based on her dissertation at the LSAs annual conference at Abertay University in Dundee.

As well as winning this prestigous award Jennah has had an edited version of her dissertation published in the journal Punk & Post Punk, Volume 8, Number 1.

Stuart Moss

Senior Lecturer / Leeds School Of Arts

Stuart is a Senior Lecturer in entertainment and music industry business and management subjects as well as a Global Engagement Champion for Leeds School of Arts. He has been teaching in higher education since 2001.

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