Departmental Prizes

Social Sciences

The British Psychological Society

A prize, consisting of a certificate presented by the British Psychology Society, a free one-year graduate membership of the society, a copy of the book which was the most recent winner of the British Psychological Society Book Award and a commemorative bookplate, to be awarded annually to the undergraduate student, on the BSc Social Psychology programme, graduating with the highest overall grade.

Professor Albert Cherns Memorial Prizes

Awarded annually to the best Project Dissertation in each of the Department's four undergraduate degree programmes (Sociology; Social Psychology; Criminology and Social Policy; Communication and Media Studies). The Prize takes the form of a certificate and a valuable book token. Professor Cherns was the founding Head of the Department of Social Sciences and the Prizes are presented each year by his daughter, Ms Penny Cherns, at the Departmental Reception held for Graduates and their guests following the summer Degree Ceremony.

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 made outstanding effort in one or more of the following areas:

  • Improvement of academic performance.
  • Involvement in promotion of the University, department or discipline
  • The contribution they have made to the University.

A prize to the value of £75 to be awarded annually to the 2nd year student who the department judges to have made outstanding effort in one or more of the following areas:

  • Improvement of academic performance.
  • Involvement in promotion of the University, department or discipline
  • The contribution they have made to the University.

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. 

Social Sciences Postgraduate Dissertation Prizes

Book tokens to the value of £50 to be awarded to students achieving the highest dissertation mark on each of the postgraduate taught programmes offered by the Department of Social Sciences.