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University and School Prizes

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

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

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Communication and Media: Part A

A prize to the value of £50 to a Part A communication and media student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Communication and Media: Part B

A prize to the value of £50 to a Part B communication and media student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Communication and Media: Part C

A prize to the value of £50 to a Part C communication and media student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Communication and Media: Master's

A prize to the value of £50 to student on a communication and media Master’s Programme who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School or University or wider community.

Professor Albert Cherns Memorial Prize: Communication and Media

Awarded annually to the student achieving the highest mark in module SSC399. The prize takes the form of a certificate and a £50 Amazon voucher. The prize may be awarded jointly and shared between prize winners where more than one student received the same highest mark.

Professor Cherns was the founding Head of the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University and the prizes are presented each year at a reception held for graduates and their guests following the summer degree ceremony.

Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies Postgraduate Dissertation Prizes

Amazon vouchers to the value of £50 to be awarded to the top four students achieving the highest dissertation marks across all of the postgraduate MA taught programmes, and the top individual student achieving the highest dissertation mark across the postgraduate MSc taught programmes in Communication and Media, and Social and Policy Studies.

The Barbara Bagihole 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 Sciences and Humanities.

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 academic staff drawn from the five subject areas in the School.

SOCIAL AND POLICY STUDIES

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Social and Policy Studies: Part A

A prize to the value of £50 to a Part A social and policy studies student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Social and Policy Studies: Part B

A prize to the value of £50 to a Part B social and policy studies student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Social and Policy Studies: Part C

A prize to the value of £50 to a Part C social and policy studies student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Social and Policy Studies: Master's

A prize to the value of £50 to a student on a social and policy studies Master's programme who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

Professor Albert Cherns Memorial Prize: Social and Policy Studies

Awarded annually to the student achieving the highest mark in module SSC099 or SSC299. The prize takes the form of a certificate and a £50 Amazon voucher. The prize may be awarded jointly and shared between prize winners where more than one student received the same highest mark.

Professor Cherns was the founding Head of the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University and the prizes are presented each year at a reception held for graduates and their guests following the summer degree ceremony

Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies Postgraduate Dissertation Prizes

Amazon vouchers to the value of £50 to be awarded to the top four students achieving the highest dissertation marks across all of the postgraduate MA taught programmes, and the top individual student achieving the highest dissertation mark across the postgraduate MSc taught programmes in Communication and Media, and Social and Policy Studies.

The Barbara Bagihole 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 Sciences and Humanities.

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 academic staff drawn from the five subject areas in the School.

HUMANITIES

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Humanities: Part A

A prize to the value of £50 to a Part A humanities student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Humanities: Part B

A prize to the value of £50 to a Part B humanities student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Humanities: Part C

A prize to the value of £50 to a Part C humanities student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Humanities: Master's

A prize to the value of £50 to a student on a humanities Master’s Programme who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School or University or wider community.

English Prize

A prize to the value of £100 awarded annually to the student producing the most outstanding work in their final year on single and joint honours programmes in English.

Publishing Prize

A prize to the value of £150 awarded annually to the student producing the most outstanding work in their final year on the Publishing and English programme.

Travelling Exhibition

To be awarded to the student with the most outstanding performance in Part B English programmes, in the view of the programme board. The prize is to be used to defray costs incurred when travelling to pursue an academic interest.

The Barbara Bagihole 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 Sciences and Humanities.

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 academic staff drawn from the five subject areas in the School.

Ernest Frost Prize

A prize of £150 is awarded annually to the final year student who submits the best original work of poetry, prose or drama.

Ernest Frost was educated internationally, in Italy and England, in a variety of schools, and after the Second World War attended a training college for teachers. Before coming to Loughborough, he taught successfully at several schools in London and the Home Counties. He also took a great deal of pleasure in teaching literature to adults. He was Lecturer and then Principal Lecturer in the Loughborough College of Education from 1963, and with the remainder of his Department in due course joined the University. He published poetry and six novels, three of which have been Book Society choices. In 1980, he was awarded the degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa by Loughborough University.

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENT

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Geography and Environment: Part A

A Prize to the value of £50 to a Part A geography student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Geography and Environment: Part B

A Prize to the value of £50 to a Part B geography student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Geography and Environment: Part C

A Prize to the value of £50 to a Part C geography student who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Geography and Environment: Master's

A Prize to the value of £50 to a student on a geography Master’s Programme who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School or University or wider community.

The Barbara Bagihole 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 Sciences and Humanities.

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 academic staff drawn from the five subject areas in the School.

Richard and Margaret Lawton Prize

A prize to the value of £100 within Geography and Environment 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.

The Postgraduate Dissertation Prize for Human Geography

A prize to the value of £50 to be awarded annually to the student who obtains the highest mark in module GYP400 or GYP700. The prize may be awarded jointly and shared between prize winners where more than one student receives the highest mark.

The Postgraduate Dissertation Prize for International, Financial and Political Relations

A prize to the value of £50 to be awarded annual to the MSc International, Financial and Political Relations student who obtains the highest mark in the module GYP600. The prize may be awarded jointly and shared between prize winners where more than one student receives the highest mark.

The Postgraduate Dissertation Prize for Physical Geography

A prize to the value of £50 to be awarded annual to the student who obtains the highest mark in module GYP500. The prize may be awarded jointly and shared between prize winners where more than one student receives the highest mark.

POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Politics, International Relations and History: Part A

A Prize to the value of £50 to a Part A student on a politics, international relations or history programme who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Politics, International Relations and History: Part B

A Prize to the value of £50 to a Part B student on a politics, international relations or history programme who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Politics, International Relations and History: Part C

A Prize to the value of £50 to a Part C student on a politics, international relations or history programme who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School, University or wider community.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities Community Prizes: Politics, International Relations and History: Master's

A Prize to the value of £50 to a student on a politics, international relations or history Master’s Programme who is judged to have made an exceptional extra-curricular contribution to the discipline, School or University or wider community.

The Barbara Bagihole 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 Sciences and Humanities.

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 academic staff drawn from the five subject areas in the School.

Politics, History and International Relations Dissertation Prize

Prizes to the value of £100, £75 and £50 will be awarded to the students obtaining the highest 3 marks on the final year dissertation module EUC800.

John Waller Prize for the Dissertation in History

A prize to the value of £250 will be awarded to one undergraduate student with the highest mark in a history dissertation.