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Graduation

Prizes

At graduation the University presents a number of prizes to celebrate student achievement:

Vice Chancellor's Medal

  • The Medal is awarded to the undergraduate student with the highest classification mark across all Schools
  • Being awarded this medal precludes the student from winning a School Prize or a Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award - instead the student with the next highest mark would receive the latter prize

School Prizes

  • There are nine School Prizes awarded to the undergraduate students with the highest classification mark in each School
  • Being awarded a School Prize precludes a student from winning the Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award for that School – instead, the student with the next highest mark would receive the latter prize 

Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award

  • There are nine Vice Chancellor's Achievement Awards awarded to the undergraduate student with the highest classification mark who fulfils the particular entry requirements detailed below in each School
  • Criteria: entered the programme with up to and including 88 UCAS points and holds no previous degree qualification

Programme Prizes

  • Awarded to the student with the highest classification mark for the programme prize group, where 12 or more students successfully complete their intended award
  • Awarded to eligible undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes 
  • These prizes do not preclude a student from winning another prize 

Joint Honours Prize

  • Awarded to the undergraduate student with the highest classification mark for a joint honours programme

PGCE Prize

  • Awarded to the student with the highest classification for a PGCE programme
  • Offered in lieu of individual programme prizes

Final Project and Dissertation Prizes

  • Awarded to the student with the highest mark in the designated module(s) for the programme prize group, where 12 or more students successfully complete their intended award
  • Awarded to eligible undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes
  • These prizes do not preclude a student from winning another prize

Ann Green Prize for Contribution to University Music

  • Awarded to the student with the highest mark for the Level 6 module 'Ensembles and Leadership' (or other modules as nominated by the Subject Director)

Hilary Wild Prize

  • Awarded to an undergraduate student, graduating in November, who has completed their degree studies in the face of adverse circumstances or whilst sustaining significant personal responsibilities.
  • Nominations are welcomed from all members of staff i.e. academic, administrative and support staff

Institute for Social Justice Student Prize

  • Awarded to an undergraduate student, graduating in November, who has evidenced thier investment, engagement and understanding of social justice issues through their curricula in a manner that has impacted upon themselves and/or the wider community.
  • Nominations are welcomed from current undergraduate final year students. The nomination must be seconded on the form by a member of academic staff from within their school. Full details and tips for completing the nomination are found on the nomination form.

Note:

  1. Programme-related prizes awarded from the SITS record require a minimum constituency of 12 successful students.
  2. If two (or more) students tie for a prize, then it is awarded it to both (all). The full cash amount is given to both (all) for Final Project / Dissertation Prizes and Programme Prizes, but is split equally between joint winners of the Vice Chancellor's Medal or a School Prize or a Vice Chancellor's Achievement Award.
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