Alumni Academic Achievement Awards

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Alumni Academic Achievement Awards

The University of Bristol is proud to offer the Alumni Academic Achievement Awards: merit-based awards for undergraduates, offered annually, using funds donated by alumni and friends of the University.

Who is eligible?

Eligibility criteria:

  • Undergraduate in his or her first year of study.
  • Identified by the faculty as the top student(s) in his or her faculty through an accountable mechanism.
  • Students may be Home, EU or overseas students.
  • Awards are open to both full and part-time students.

What is it?

The awards recognise academic excellence through one-off awards, normally up to £1,000.

The awards will be given to the top first-year student(s) as identified by each faculty.

How do I apply?

There is no application which eligible students need to complete.

Students results from their first year will be reviewed by the Faculty Summer Exam Board and the winner of the award will be determined using the Faculty's selection mechanism.

Renewal Information

The awards are paid at the end of the first year only. The awards are not renewed annually.

Notification of award

Students will be notified of the award as early as possible in the summer following their first year.

The Student Funding Office will arrange to pay each recipient via BACS directly into their nominated bank account at the beginning of the second year, once their re-enrolment has been confirmed.

The Alumni Academic Achievement Awards celebrate and support student academic excellence.