Student handbook

University and School Prizes

School of Design and Creative Arts

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


Department of Design and Technology Prize for Innovation

Three prizes (first place £250, second place £100 and third place £50) to be awarded annually to final year students in Design and Technology whose major projects demonstrate the greatest level of innovation and commercial potential.

Loughborough Design School Prize for Academic Excellence

Prizes to the value of £100 to be awarded to the students with the highest overall mark in each year of the following undergraduate programmes:

  • BSc Ergonomics/BSc Psychology with Ergonomics/BSc Design Ergonomics
  • BSc Product Design & Technology/BA Industrial Design & Technology


Postgraduate Prizes

Loughborough Design School Postgraduate Prize for Academic Excellence

A prize to the value of £100 to be awarded to the student with the highest overall mark on:

  • MSc Ergonomics/Road & Vehicle Safety Masters Programmes
  • MSc Design Masters Programmes
  • MSc Education Programmes


Dennis Holt Travel Scholarship

A scholarship to the value of £585 to be awarded to a student of the school. Students should submit a proposal stating the purpose for which the scholarship would be used and what would be achieved through the proposed travel as well as a supporting academic reference. The prize will be awarded to a student or students who in the opinion of the Assessor Panel has made significant progress during his or her course; whose work shows a high degree of originality; and who has submitted the most meritorious proposal.

Drama Prize

A prize to the value of £100 is awarded to the student who has produced the most outstanding work in their final year, on single honours Drama or Drama with English as a minor subject programmes.

Drama Special Prize

A prize to the value of £100, to be awarded to a student who has made an outstanding achievement or contribution to undergraduate Drama in the Department of English and Drama. The prizewinner will be selected at a meeting of Departmental staff.

Edward Sharp Prize

One or more purchase prizes to be awarded for a work or works of art or design by final year students selected from the Undergraduate Finalist Degree Show by a panel chaired by the Director of the School. The work purchased by the prize will become part of the University’s collection and be displayed around the University campus as agreed with the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

Edward Sharp was a former principal of Loughborough College of Art and Design and set up a fund to assist the College’s students on his retirement.

Stanley Evernden Memorial Prize

A prize of £750 to help fund an outstanding production by students of the School that has been successfully submitted to either the National Student Drama Festival or the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Stanley Evernden is recognised as the founder of undergraduate drama at Loughborough and the Fund, set up in his memory, will provide financial support to students taking their productions to festivals and events around the UK.  Showcasing their talent in this way will help them develop their performance skills and above all, ensure that Stanley will continue to inspire future generations of drama practitioners and professionals.

Travelling Exhibition (Drama)

A prize of £100 to be awarded to the student with the most outstanding performance in Part B Drama programmes, including Single Hons Drama, Drama with a Minor in English, Drama with a Minor in Business Studies, English and Drama Joint Hons, in the view of the programme board. The prize is to be used to defray costs incurred when travelling to pursue an academic interest.