Our annual prize-giving ceremony recognises and celebrates outstanding student talent and contributions. Many awards are supported by major players in the Aerospace sector.

First year prizes

  • Alumni Academic Achievement Award - funded from donations from alumni, for the top first-year undergraduate students based on examination/coursework results.
  • John Deakin Prize - for the first year aeronautical engineering student with the best academic excellence (should be of first class standard).
  • Airbus Women in Aerospace Engineering Award  - to support and encourage women in Aerospace engineering. It recognises first years who successfully complete a written or video application on an Aerospace-related topic.

Second year prizes

  • Roderick Collar Prize - for two aeronautical students who have combined academic excellence with other activities.
  • Dr Peter Spence Bursary  - awarded over three years to five of the best performing first year undergraduate students within the Department of Aerospace.

Third year prizes

  • Rolls Royce Prize - for the best third year student in aeronautical engineering.
  • Racal Star Graduate Avionics prize  - for achievement in the unit Avionics Systems and Design.

Final year prizes

  • Royal Aeronautical Society Prize - for the best aeronautical engineering student in the final year.
  • Raoul Hafner Prize - on the recommendation of the Head of Department for two final year students who submit the most inventive and imaginative project work.
  • Airbus Prize - for students in their final year showing excellent academic performance, including in their research project.
  • Reaction Engines Prize - for the best final year project on a space related topic.
  • Boeing Project Prize - on the recommendation of the Head of Department for the final year student who submitted an inventive and imaginative project and for the best MSc Project in Integrated Aerospace Systems Design.
  • Hele Shaw Prize - for the student in their Final Year in any Engineering Department with a good academic or social record not otherwise covered.
  • Wertheimer Memorial Prize - for a Final Year student who is considered to have made the best contribution to the life of the Faculty and of his/her fellow students.



Useful links

University of Bristol - Fees and funding database and Funding undergraduate study.

The Engineering Faculty Industrial Liaison Office  connects students with industry.

More about our Links with Industry.

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