University Prizes awarded 2004 - 2005

Sir Robert Martin University Prize (£400 plus silver medallion)

Winner - James Edward Nowak, Business School
James was awarded the prize for:
- his outstanding all round performance and academic achievement.
- his contribution to the Erasmus Intensive Banking Programme held in Liechtenstein and to the success of the Loughborough delegates.
- his athletic achievements including holding coaching sessions for local children.


Sir Robert Martin Faculty Prizes

Engineering (£300)

Winner - Helen Walkden, Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Helen was awarded the prize for:
- her excellent academic performance
- her sustained effort in bringing the excitement of engineering to young people, specifically women
- her contribution to the department, the University and engineering.

Science (£300)

Winner - Nicholas Formanuik, Human Sciences
Nicholas was awarded the prize for:
- her excellent academic performance
- her contributions to the community at large through teaching ballet, modern jazz and tap to children aged 3 - 13
- her successful work experience and research project with the Community Food Project and Sure Start, Leicester.

Social Sciences and Humanities (£300)

Winner - Robert Pratt, LUSAD
Robert was awarded the prize for:
- his excellent acadmic performance
- his involvement in LUSAD's marketing schedule which inolved attendance at UCAS fairs and assistance with open days.


Ede and Ravenscroft Travelling Scholarship (£1,000)

Winner - Tom Mecrow, Department of Geography
Awarded to assist in funding a trip to Undenberg, Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, South Africa in order to set up an outreach project to help orphans with HIV/AIDS.


John Guest Phillips Memorial Travelling Scholarship (2 x £500)

Winner - Chiedza Zingona, Department of Human Sciences
Awarded to support travel to Johannesburg, South Africa, in order to understand the factors that are associated with the choice of dietary intake and body composition outcomes in adolescents experiencing both economic and nutrition transition in the urban settings of Soweta, Johannesburg.

Winner - Pieta Kristiina Nasanen, Department of Human Sciences
Awarded to fund a return airfare to Dhaka for the second part of a fieldwork study into 'indoor respiratory diseases in women and young children in Bangladesh'.


Lilian Elizabeth Bowmaker Fund

To support attendance at the British Association for Advancement of Science Annual General Meeting.

Winner - Tara Marie Lewis, Department of Chemistry
Tara was awarded the prize for:
- her awareness of the subject matter regarding the conference.
- her relevant background and experience.


Loughborough College of Education Commemorative Awards (£175)

Winner - Benjamin Paul Nash, Department of Geography
Awarded to contribute to travelling expenses to the Republic of Vanuatu, South West Pacific, to train teachers and senior students the key principles of safe and effective sports coaching.


T S Shipman Prizes (total of £300)

Winner - [£150] Rebecca Susan Walton, Department of Human Sciences
for her work towards the re-establishment of the Community-Action's Kids Trip project, her involvement with Kids Camp 2005, her organisation of Christmas kids art day and her assistance in overseeing a number of Action projects that work with local schools and youth centres.

Winner - [£100] Simon Richard Parr, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
for his services to scouting in particular the 1st Nanpantan Scout Group, including organising family camps, local hikes, sports sessions, quizzes and visits to local old peoples homes.

Winner - [£50] Graeme Bennett, Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
for helping to coach and train two Loughborough Dynamo youth squads.


Hannah Community Prize (total of £180)

Winners: [£45 each]
Mark Dean, Department of Computer Science
David Foster, Department of Geography
Michael Halsey, Department of Economics
James Mason, Department of Politics, International Relations and European Studies
nominated by a Residents Association for the genuine and positive impact the above students had made on their neighbours.


Ursula Lockley Travel Bursary (£250)

Winner - Julia Karen Grosspietsch, Department of Geography
Awarded to assist with travel expenses to Stuttgart and Cardiff in order to carry out research into their town twinning partnership.