Awards available for those studying a Politics course in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communications Studies Awards available for those studying a Politics course in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communications Studies

Prize for Distinguished Performance in the Year 1 Assessment

This annual prize of £100 is awarded for distinguished performance in the Year 1 Assessment.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize to be awarded annually at the discretion of the Board of Examiners for Year 1 Assessment for distinguished performance in the Year 1 Assessment. The value of the prize shall be £100.
  2. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no prize shall be awarded; if two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, the prize may be divided.


1996/97 winner - Stephen Foreman

2009/10 winners - Kari With and D Fulham

2010/11 winners - Joseph Lack and Amy Riches

2011/12 winner - Christopher Edwards

2012/13 winner - Isabel Stevens and James Newbold

2013/14 winner - Sophie Brinkley and Charlotte Cook.

2014/15 winners- Ciaran Losasso and George Higham

2015/6 winner- Nicholas Ashford

£100


Prize for Distinguished Performance in the Year 2 Assessment

This annual prize of £100 is awarded for distinguished performance in the Year 2 Assessment.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize to be awarded annually at the discretion of the Board of Examiners for Year 2 Assessment for distinguished performance in the Year 2 Assessment. The value of the prize shall be £100.
  2. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no prize shall be awarded; if two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, the prize may be divided.


1996/97 winner - Giles Pearson

2009/10 winner - Daniel Youmans

2010/11 winner - Laura Webster and D Fulham

2011/12 winners - Emily Ayson and Katie Spencer

2012/13 winner - Sophie Hill

2013/14 winner - Briony Hannell

2014/15 winner- Charlotte West

£100


Prize for Best BA Dissertation

This annual prize of £100 is awarded for the best BA dissertation.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize to be awarded annually at the discretion of the Board of Examiners for Final Assessment for the best BA dissertation. The value of the prize shall be £100.
  2. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no prize shall be awarded; if two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, the prize may be divided.

2009/10 winners - Nicolas Church and Ferdinand Ley

2010/11 winner - James Craske

2011/12 winner - Kim Nommesch

2012/13 winner - Matthew Trollope

2013/14 winner - Timea Süli

2014/15 winners- Briony Hannell and Khoutum Ogunrinde

2015/16 winners- William Temple, Ekaterina Galushina and Sophie Moxon

£100


Prize for Best MA Dissertation

This annual prize of £100 is awarded for the best MA dissertation.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize to be awarded annually at the discretion of the Board of Examiners for the best MA dissertation. The value of the prize shall be £100.
  2. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no prize shall be awarded; if two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, the prize may be divided.

2008/09 winners - Samuel Cross and William Edmonds

2009/10 winner - Lucas Gaspard

2010/11 winner - Oliver Brooks

2011/12 winner - Thea Forsberg

2012/13 winner - Nicolette Neile

2014/15 winners- Tracey Gardiner

2015/16 winners- Sophie Hill

£100


Prize for Best Performance over the Academic Year of any International MA Student

This annual prize of £100 is awarded for the best performance over the academic year of any international MA student in the School.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize to be awarded annually at the discretion of the Board of Examiners for the best performance over the academic year of any international MA student in the School of Political, Social and International Studies. The value of the prize shall be £100.
  2. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no prize shall be awarded; if two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, the prize may be divided.


2009/10 winner - Yigit Akay

2010/11 winner - Leung Yee Rachel Ho

2011/12 winner - Becky Avila

2012/13 winner - Thea Forsberg

2013/14 winner - Eva Myklebust

2014/15 winners- Ahmed Mohammed and Abelelaziz Elsayed

2015/16 winner- Gilbert Mucyo

£100


The Access and Achievement Foundation Malcolm McFarland Prize

The annual Access and Achievement Foundation Malcolm McFarland Prize, worth £500, is awarded for the best performance in the final assessment of an undergraduate student studying a degree which includes social or cultural studies as a major subject.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize to be awarded annually to be known as The Access and Achievement Foundation Malcolm McFarland Prize, funded by The Access and Achievement Foundation. The prize is in memory of the late Malcolm McFarland, a UEA student from 1979 to 1981.
  2. The value of the prize is £500 (except in the circumstances set out in 4 below).
  3. The prize shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for the best performance in the final assessment by an undergraduate student registered for a degree programme which includes social or cultural studies as a major subject. The courses currently eligible are ‘Society, Culture and Media', ‘Politics and Sociology of Contemporary Culture', ‘Culture, Literature and Politics' and ‘Culture, Philosophy and Politics'. Eligible courses will be re-assessed as new sociology related courses are introduced.
  4. If two or more students are judged to be of equal and sufficient merit, the prize may be equally divided.

2007/08 winners - Victoria Cann and Hannah Taylor

2008/09 winner - Chloe Bone

2009/10 winner - Oliver Brooks

2010/11 winner - Luke Francis-Graham

2011/12 winner - Kari With

2012/13 winners - Emily Ayson and Sam Edgington

2013/14 winner - Kayleigh Bonner

2014/15 winners- Briony Jane Hannell and Mai Vi Dang

2015/16 winners- Helena Janes and Thea Dahl

£500


The Practical Politics Prize

The Practical Politics Prize has been generously funded by a former politics student, to help students gain practical experience of political life to aid their professional and academic development.

Prize purpose and value

  • The Prize is available in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communications Studies to final year undergraduate students studying any course in the Political, Social and International Studies subjects.

  • The value of the Prize is £150.

  • The Prize will be available in autumn 2016 and autumn 2017.

  • The Prize is awarded to assist the recipients with the costs of gaining practical political experience in the UK or abroad. This may include, but is not limited to: travel to work experience opportunities, interviews with political professionals, internships or voluntary opportunities. The prize may be sought to assist with the associated costs of dissertation research. 

Application process

  • Applications are now being invited and students eligible to apply should have received an email with further details. If you believe you are eligible and have not yet received information about this prize, please contact Sarah Sheldrake at s.sheldrake@uea.ac.uk

  • Applicants will be required to submit an application (max 500 words) outlining how they would make use of the award for furthering their political experience, academic studies or employability.

Selection process

  • Applications will be considered by a Selection Committee. The Committee will consider applications on the basis of the:

    1. Creativity and imagination demonstrated

    2. Eligibility and viability of the proposal

    3. Academic record of the candidate

  • If two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, the Committee may choose to divide the Prize as they see appropriate.

  • If in any year no applications are judged to be of sufficient merit, the Prize will not be awarded. It may be offered in a subsequent year.

 

 

£150


The Thomas Paine Prize in Politics

The annual Thomas Paine Prize in Politics, worth £100, is awarded for distinguished performance in politics in the final assessment.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize awarded annually by the School to be known as the Thomas Paine Prize in Politics.
  2. The value of the prize shall be £100.
  3. The prize shall be awarded at the discretion of the Board of Examiners for distinguished performance in politics in the Final Assessment.
  4. If no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit the prize shall not be awarded. If two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit the prize may be divided.

 

1996/97 winner - Maureen Cook

1997/98 winner - Andrew Furlow

2009/10 winner - Marie Schulz

2010/11 winner - Kate Maguire

2011/12 winner - Daniel Youmans

2012/13 winner - Isabell Dahms

2013/14 winners - Robert Goodman and Sophie Hill

2014/15 winner- Joshua Gray

2015/16 winner- William Temple

£100


The Third Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement in Politics

The annual Third Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement in Politics, worth £500, is awarded to a third year student for outstanding contribution to student engagement in politics, as demonstrated by their Dissertation. It is supported by UEA alumnus Marc Hanson.

Rules

1. There shall be a Prize to be awarded annually to be known as the Third Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement in Politics.

2. The value of the Prize is £500.

3. The Prize shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for outstanding contribution to student engagement in politics, as demonstrated by their Dissertation.

4. If two or more students are judged to be of equal and sufficient merit, the prize may be equally divided.

£500


The Timothy O'Hagan Prize for Best Second Year Performance in the BA Philosophy and Politics

The annual Timothy O’Hagan Prize for Best Second Year Performance in the BA Philosophy and Politics, worth £500, is awarded to a second year student for best performance in the second year of the BA Philosophy and Politics. It is awarded in honour of Emeritus Professor Tim O’Hagan and is supported by UEA alumnus Marc Hanson.

Rules

1. There shall be a Prize to be awarded annually to be known as the Timothy O’Hagan Prize for Best Second Year Performance in the BA Philosophy and Politics.

2. The value of the Prize is £500.

3. The Prize shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for best performance in the second year of the BA Philosophy and Politics .

4. If two or more students are judged to be of equal and sufficient merit, the prize may be equally divided.

£500