Departmental Prizes

Politics, History and International Relations

Frank Carter Memorial Award

Two prizes, to the value of £400 each, will be made to enable students with good performances in the first two years of a language programme to take approved programmes of vacation study in a foreign country.

Frank Carter was a co-founder of the Department of European Studies and later Professor of Modern Languages until his death in 1981. He graduated in German from Birmingham University and, after a short career as a school teacher, joined Loughborough before it was awarded its University Charter as a member of the then Department of Liberal Studies.

The memorial prize was established originally to help students of promise from less privileged backgrounds to travel abroad for linguistic experience. It is now open to all students of foreign languages at Loughborough.

Loughborough University Development Trust Prizes

A prize to the value of £50, to be awarded annually to a 1st year student who the department judges to have overcome significant difficulties (either academic or personal) in order to complete the academic year.

A prize to the value of £100, to be awarded annually to a final year student who the department judges to have overcome significant difficulties (either academic or personal) in order to complete the academic year.

This prize is funded through the The Development Trust. The Trust exists to support the University in giving students an outstanding quality of educational experience. It raises funds from former students and other friends of the University. Their generosity has made this prize possible.

The Barbara Bagilhole Memorial Best Student Paper Award in Equality and Diversity

A prize to the value of £100 will be awarded to one Undergraduate student from either Part B or Part C in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences.

A student can submit any formal coursework essay (up to a maximum of 3000 words) in the area of equality and diversity to be considered for the prize. Students can self-nominate or be nominated by a member of staff.

The nominations will be judged by a prize awarding panel consisting of three members from academic staff representing the three departments in the School. 

Politics, History and International Relations Dissertation Prize

A single prize to the value of £250 to be awarded annually to the Part C student on the Politics with a Minor Subject, International Relations or European Studies programme who obtains the highest mark from among the three final year dissertation modules EUC640, EUC641 or EUC642.