Departmental Prizes

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

The Geoffrey Wilde Prize

A prize to the value of £200 to be awarded to the student producing the best Gas Turbine Design Project.

Geoff Wilde is an eminent aeronautical engine designer who ended his career at Rolls-Royce Derby as Director of Advanced Engineering. He helped with final year Gas Turbine Design as an Industrial Professor for many years and the students found him inspirational. Sadly his poor health precludes him from continuing this work and the Prize, funded by the Department, is a recognition of his irreplaceable services to the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering.

John S Webber Memorial Prize

A prize of up to £50 is awarded to the student or group of students making the most valuable contribution to the Part C Vehicle Design module TTC006 or TTC101 in the view of the programme board.

John Webber was a Reader in Automotive Engineering who joined the Department on 2nd December 1963 following 10 years as head of the mechanical sciences department of the research division of Ferodo Ltd Stockport. He sadly died on 12th April 1973 aged 57.

Churchill Prize

A prize of £200 to the Aeronautical Engineering undergraduate student with the best individual research project in the field of applied aerodynamics.

 

First Year Prizes

Loughborough University Development Trust Prize

A prize to the value of £50, to be awarded annually to an exceptional 1st year student who the department judges to have made the most worthwhile contribution towards groupwork in either TTA206 or TTA207.

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.


 

Second Year Prizes

Loughborough University Development Trust Prize

A prize to the value of £75, to be awarded annually to an exceptional 2nd year student, who the department judges to have made the most worthwhile contribution towards groupwork in the joint Aero/Auto module.

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.


 

Final Year Prizes

BAE Systems Prize for Aerospace Engineering

A prize to the value of £100 plus a certificate, to be awarded annually to the student graduating in Aerospace Engineering who produced the best personal project at either BEng or MEng.

Ford Final Year Automotive Engineering Prize

A prize to the value of £200 to be awarded to the final-year MEng Automotive Engineering student with the highest overall degree mark.

Frederic Barnes Waldron Prize

A prize consisting of a certificate and a medal to be awarded to the best final-year student on an IMechE accredited degree in the view of the relevant programme board.

To be eligible for consideration, students will also need to be IMechE Affiliate members. The prize will be awarded to a student from the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering in even years and to a student from the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in odd years

Royal Aeronautical Society Prize

A prize to the value of £100 is awarded to the best all-round final year Aeronautical Engineering student.

Jonathan Young Memorial Prize

A prize to the value of £175 is awarded to the student submitting the best applied final year project on the degree programme in Automotive Engineering in the view of the programme board.

Jonathan Young was an Automotive Engineering undergraduate at the University who undertook a final year project which involved taking measurements from an electric go-cart. He stayed in the University's Electric Vehicle lab following his graduation to carry on working on the electric kart. In August 1995 he won the Top Gear Challenge Cup at the international electric vehicle meeting at Mallory Park. He died tragically prior to starting a job in industry. This prize in funded jointly by his father and the University.


 

Postgraduate Prizes

Advanced Methods in Aeronautical Engineering Best Student Prize

A prize of £100 to be awarded to the student on the MSc Advanced Methods in Aeronautical Engineering programme with the highest overall average for the year.

Automotive Systems Engineering Best Full-time Student Prize

A prize of £100 to be awarded to the full -time student on the MSc Automotive Systems Engineering programme with the highest overall mark.

Automotive Systems Engineering Best Full-time Student Project Prize

A prize of £100 to be awarded to the full -time student on the MSc Automotive Systems Engineering programme with the highest overall project mark.

Automotive Systems Engineering Best Part-time Student Prize

A prize of £100 to be awarded to the part-time student on the MSc Automotive Systems Engineering programme with the highest overall mark.

Automotive Systems Engineering Best Part-time Student Project Prize

A prize of £100 to be awarded to the part-time student on the MSc Automotive Systems Engineering programme with the highest overall project mark.