4th Year BSc International Hospitality Management student wins 1st prize in 2022 ATLAS Thesis Awards

13 Jul, 2022

Yvonne Lleogben, 4th year student of BSc International Hospitality Management (TU952), has been awarded 1st prize in the 2022 ATLAS Thesis Awards (Association for Tourism & Leisure Education & Research) in the category ‘Bachelor thesis on leisure and tourism’ for her thesis titled:

An investigation of work-related factors affecting the rate of turnover within the Irish Hotel sector and identifying methods of retention that should be adopted”

This piece of research sought to address key factors affecting turnover in the Irish hotel sector. Yvonne’s thesis is well-structured and interesting, based on a sound literature review and research design. The findings chapter was very well presented, both quantitative and qualitative data was explored, and the most relevant data was interrogated. Findings are skillfully discussed in reference to the literature review. The conclusion and recommendations chapter draw together a good summary of the findings, and Yvonne clearly identified limitations and opportunities for industry and for future research.

Yvonne's thesis supervisor was Louise Bellew (School of Tourism & Hospitality Management).

Congratulations to Yvonne on this well-earned academic achievement.