University Prizes awarded 2006-2007

Sir Robert Martin University Prize (£1,000 plus medallion)

David Hedges and the Vice-Chancellor

Winner – David Hedges, Computer Science
David was awarded the prize for his outstanding all round achievements, including excellent academic achievement, fundraising activities both for RAG and for charity outside the University, and for his contribution to hall life as a hall chair and as Treasurer of the Hall Students Association.

 

Sir Robert Martin Faculty Prizes

Engineering (£500)

Winner – Laura Justham, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Laura was awarded the prize for her academic and non-academic achievements, including sporting activities, work to widen participation in engineering and contribution to community life.

Science (£500)

Winner – Mark Jepson, Institute of Polymer Technology & Materials Engineering
Mark was awarded the prize for his academic and non-academic achievements, including contribution to life within the Institute and involvement in activities to widen participation in higher education.

Social Sciences and Humanities (two prizes of £500)

Winner – Adam Greenwood, Geography
Adam was awarded the prize for his academic and non-academic achievements, including commitment to the social life of his hall of residence, contribution to life within his department and work undertaken to promote and fundraise for the University.

Winner – Rachel Wilson, Social Sciences
Rachel was awarded the prize for her academic and non-academic achievements, including commitment to her hall of residence and excellent leadership demonstrated in the role of hall chair, and co-ordination of, and personal involvement in, a range of voluntary activities in the local community.

Ede and Ravenscroft Travelling Scholarship (£1,000)

Winner – Hayley Giles, Politics, International Relations & European Studies
Hayley was awarded the prize to support travel to Colombia to attend the Cartagena Summer School to improve her knowledge of the Spanish language and to experience Colombian and Latin American culture.

View Hayley Giles' report

John Guest Phillips Memorial Travelling Scholarship (two £500 scholarships or one £1,000 scholarship )

Winner – Beverley David, Human Sciences
Beverley was awarded the prize to support travel to attend and present her research at the 5th World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies in Cairns.

View Beverley David's report

Winner – Lorin Taranis, Human Sciences
Lorin was awarded the prize to support travel costs to carry out research at Sydney University.

View Lorin Taranis' report

Loughborough College of Education Commemorative Awards (£350)

Winner – Fangyuan Zhuang, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Fangyuan was awarded the prize to contribute towards funding her visit to China to study the Bama people. 

View Fangyuan Zhuang's report

T S Shipman Prizes (total of £600)

Winner – Fiona Jamieson, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Fiona was awarded the prize for her sustained work with Community Action and, in particular, with Community Action’s Sports Action Team which has become one of the most successful aspects of Community Action under her leadership and coordination.

Winner – Ian Mason, Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Ian was awarded the prize for the work which he has carried out with Community Action since his first year. Ian became first ever Community Action representative for his hall of residence and has taken on the role of project leader for a large number of Community Action projects, also serving as an active volunteer on some of them.

Hannah Community Prize (total of £180)

Winners
D Burton, Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
J Cheetham, Social Sciences
V Cope, Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering
B Hanson, Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering
C Rowley, Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering

These students were awarded this prize for showing respect for the community in which they live. They have been described as ‘the perfect neighbours’. As well as being friendly, courteous and considerate to their neighbours, they were thoughtful and caring following a neighbour’s bereavement.

Ursula Lockley Travel Bursary (£500)

Winner – Julia Grosspietsch
Julia was awarded the prize to support travel to Hanover and to Schwabisch Hall to undertake fieldwork for her PhD studies on the role of twin twinning.

View Julia Grosspietsch's report