Departmental Prizes

Geography

KPMG First Year Prize

A prize of £100 to be awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark in module GYA002/004 Geographies of Global Economic Change. The prize may be awarded jointly and shared between prize winners where more than one student receives the highest mark.

KPMG Second Year Prize

A prize of £200 to be awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark in module GYB327 Geographical Research – Design and Practice. The prize may be awarded jointly and shared between prize winners where more than one student receives the highest mark.

Loughborough University Development Trust Prizes

A prize to the value of £50, to be awarded annually to an exceptional 1st year student who the department judges to have contributed most to the life of the department and local community.

A prize to the value of £75, to be awarded annually to an exceptional 2nd year student who the department judges to have contributed most to the life of the department and local community.

A prize to the value of £100, to be awarded annually to an exceptional final year student who the department judges to have contributed most to the life of the department and local community.

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. 

Richard and Margaret Lawton Prize

A prize to the value of £100 within the Department of Geography is awarded to the best final-year student in Geography (including those taking joint honours programmes).

In 1988, Professor and Mrs Lawton (Professor Lawton was an External Professor in the Department at the time) generously offered to fund this prize.

LU ARTS CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY PRIZE

A prize of £25 to be awarded to the student with the highest overall mark in module GYB113 Geographies of Culture, Media and Representation.

The Bell Dissertation Prize

A prize to the value of £50 to be awarded annually to the Part C student who obtains the highest mark for a human geography dissertation in module GYC400 or GYC500.  The prize may be awarded jointly and shared between prize winners where more than one student receives the highest mark.

The Reid Dissertation Prize

A prize to the value of £50 to be awarded annually to the Part C student who obtains the highest mark for a physical geography dissertation in module GYC400 or GYC500.  The prize may be awarded jointly and shared between prize winners where more than one student receives the highest mark.