The Faculty and the seven Schools have a number of prizes which they award in recognition of outstanding examination results or performance. This is one way in which we can acknowledge and record the amazing academic achievements of our undergraduates.
Typically, these prizes are awarded at the end of the academic year on the recommendation of the Schools, and formally ratified by the Faculty Progress Committee. Details of all prizes awarded are kept on file in the Faculty Office, and would also be included in future University references.
Prizes for First Years
- Commendations are awarded by the Undergraduate Dean to all first year students who have achieved an overall average mark of 70% and over. (Commendation letters are sent to the recipients in the summer following the end of academic year Faculty Examination Board.)
- Alumni Academic Achievement Awards: £1000 each to the two first year students in the Faculty with the highest average marks.
Prizes for Second Years onwards
- Faculty Undergraduate Prizes: £100 to undergraduate students at the end of the second year of BSc programmes, and the third year of MSci programmes. Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics each have three to award. Biological Sciences, Experimental Psychology, Geographical Sciences and Earth Sciences have two each.
- Albert Fry Prize: a book prize awarded to the final year student with the highest average mark. The Faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering award this prize in rotation.
- Ede and Ravenscroft Prize: awarded to a first or second year student with the highest average mark. Each Faculty award it in rotation.
Prizes by School