Student handbook

University and School Prizes

School of Science

Each department within the School has its own prizes, listed below:

FOUNDATION

Leslie Mustoe Prize

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average mark in Part F. Leslie Mustoe was the Director of the Science and Engineering Foundation Programme at Loughborough University from 1991-2007. Les holds a PhD in Mathematical Education and has written eight textbooks on mathematics for engineering undergraduates. In 2000 he received the International Award of the Engineering Mathematics Group of ANZIAM for his work in the mathematical education of engineers. He has been elected to the Fellowship of the Guild of Educators and awarded the Fellowship of the European Society for Engineering Education.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Undergraduate Prizes

Chemistry Progression Prize part A

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in Part A.

Chemistry Progression Prize part B

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in Part B.

MChem Progression Prize Part C

A Prize to the value of £500 for the MChem student with the highest average part mark in Part C in the first class category.

Chemistry Project Prize part C

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest project mark in Part C.

Chemistry Project Prize part D

A prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest project mark in the first class category in Part D.

Chemistry BSc Prize

A prize to the value of £250 for the BSc Student with the highest average degree mark.

MChem Finalist Prize

A prize, to the value of £250, to be awarded annually to the final year student on one of the MChem programmes with the highest overall mark.

Postgraduate Prizes

Chemistry MSc Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the MSc student with the highest average degree mark in the distinction classification.

Chemistry MSc Project Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest MSc project mark in the distinction category.

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Undergraduate Prizes

Computer Science Progression Prize Part A

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in Part A.

Computer Science Progression Prize Part B

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in Part B.

MSci Progression Prize Part C

A Prize to the value of £500 for the MSci student with the highest average part mark in Part C in the first class category.

Computer Science Project Prize Part C

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest project mark in Part C.

Computer Science Project Prize Part D

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest project mark in the first class category in Part D.

Chris Miller BSc prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the BSc Student with the highest average degree mark.

MSci Finalist Prize

A prize, to the value of £200, to be awarded annually to the final year student on one of the Department of Computer Science’s MSci programmes with the best academic performance as judged by the examination board.

J D White Memorial Prize A,B,C

Three prizes, each to the value of £200, may be awarded to BSc in Information Management and Computing students achieving the best performance in each of the three years of the programme in the view of the Programme Board. John White was appointed as a lecturer at Loughborough University in 1974 as one of the founder members of the Department of Library and Information Studies. He had previously worked with scientific information for the Monsanto Company and the United Kingdom Chemical Information Service (UKCIS) and joined the Department on the strength of his known interest in the computerised retrieval of scientific information. Whilst he was a lecturer in the Department, John White developed this interest into a broader concern with the use of computers in library and information work. To this end, he and another colleague Fred Smith wrote their own library management software (a heroic enterprise on the almost unimaginably crude and slow machines then available) to simulate the operation of such systems for teaching purposes. So effective were these programs that colleagues were also able to use them for other purposes such as the handling of research data. John is remembered in the Department for his courageous fight against cancer, teaching the subjects to which he was so committed until shortly before his death in 1990.

Postgraduate Prizes

Computer Science MSc Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the MSc student with the highest average degree mark in the distinction classification.

Computer Science MSc Project Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest MSc project mark in the distinction category.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Undergraduate Prizes

Physics Progression Part A Prize

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in Part A.

Physics Progression Part B Prize

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in Part B.

MPhys Progression Prize Part C

A prize to the value of £500 for the MPhys student with the highest average part mark in Part C in the first class category.

Physics Project Prize Part C

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest project mark in Part C (on BSc).

Physics Project Prize Part D

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest project mark in the first class category in Part D (on MPhys).

Physics BSc Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the BSc student with the highest average degree mark.

MPhys Finalist Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the MPhys student with the highest average degree mark in the first class category.

Jonathan Heaton Prize

A prize to the value of £100 is awarded to the final year student who has made the best progress throughout his or her undergraduate career.

Jonathan Heaton (1965-1990) joined the Department of Physics in 1988 to work for his PhD in microlithography. He was an excellent student with an outstanding attitude to work, staff and students alike. He was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on 14 June 1990. In his memory, the Department established the Jonathan Heaton Prize.

Postgraduate Prizes

Physics MSc Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the MSc student with the highest average degree mark in the distinction classification.

Physics MSc Project Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest MSc project mark in the distinction category.

Sir David & Lady Wallace Prize – Physics

A Prize to the value of £250 for the postgraduate research student who has made the largest research impact during that academic year, decided by the assessor panel at Science Matters.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Undergraduate Prizes

Mathematics Progression Part A Prize

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in part A.

Mathematics Progression Part B Prize

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in Part B.

MMath Progression Prize Part C

A Prize to the value of £500 for the MMath student with the highest average part mark in part C in the first class category.

Mathematics Project Prize Part C

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest project mark in Part C.

Mathematics Project Prize Part D

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest project mark in the first class category in Part D.

Mathematics BSc Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the BSc student with the highest average degree mark.

MMath Finalist Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the MMath student with the highest average degreee mark in the first class category.

IMA Prize

Two prizes (free membership to IMA) to be awarded annually for outstanding achievement in the final year of IMA recognised courses.

Postgraduate Prizes

Mathematics MSc Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest average degree mark in the distinction classification.

Mathematics MSc Project Prize

A Prize to the value of £250 for the student with the highest MSc project mark in the distinction category.

Sir David & Lady Wallace Prize – Mathematics

A prize to the value of £250 to be awarded for the best talk in terms of scientific content, originality and presentation at the Annual Conference of Research Students in Mathematical Sciences in the view of a panel consisting of the Postgraduate Research Student Admissions Tutor, the Head of the Research Student Monitoring Group and a research student representative.

NATURAL SCIENCES

Natural Sciences Part A Progression Prize

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in Part A.

Natural Sciences Part B Progression Prize

A Prize to the value of £100 for the student with the highest average part mark in Part B.

AWARDED AT THE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE PLACEMENT FAIR

Chemistry Placement Prize

A Prize to the value of £125 for the Best poster/video for placement year displayed at the Placement Fair Chemistry Prize Winner.

Computer Science Placement Prize

A Prize to the value of £125 for the Best poster/video for placement year displayed at the Placement Fair Computer Science Prize Winner.

Gwyn Jones Placement Prize

A Prize to the value of £125 for the Best poster/video for placement year displayed at the Placement Fair Physics Prize Winner.

Mathematics Placement Prize

A Prize to the value of £125 for the Best poster/video for placement year displayed at the Placement Fair Mathematical Sciences Prize Winner.