The School is committed to recognising sustained academic excellence and is proud to offer a range of named prizes and scholarships to reward outstanding performance. These prizes are awarded to successful students at the end of each academic year.
This year’s successful scholarship- and prize-winners:
A J Menzies Prize
Valued at £200, this prize is awarded annually on the basis of academic performance to the student who in his/her second year shows the most promise on the BSc Course in Chemistry. This year’s recipient is Alexander Fawcett.
Alfred Bader Prize
Valued at £500, this prize is awarded annually to the best Chemistry graduate wishing to undertake research in Organic Chemistry. This year’s recipient is Daniel Payne.
This prize is awarded to the candidate who is most distinguished in Chemistry in each year in the May examinations (1st year £75; 2nd year £80; 3rd year £100). Founded by the daughters of the late Jesse Ascough in memory of their father, this year’s recipients are Thomas Mole (year 3), Maria Stroe (year 2), Erin Birch (year 1).
This prize is awarded annually to the student in the Honours School of Chemistry obtaining the highest marks in practical work and was founded to commemorate the services of PF Frankland CBE,LLD,FRS, Professor of Chemistry, 1894-1918. £75 worth of books. This year’s recipient is Katie Addison.
This prize is awarded annually to the 1st-year undergraduate student in Chemistry who obtains the highest marks in practical work and was founded by a donation from the widow of the late Mr AJI Harding, a graduate of the School of Chemistry. Value £75. This year’s recipient is Yawei Tang.
Heslop Memorial Prize
This prize is awarded annually to a specially outstanding candidate in the 2nd year of a degree programme leading to the award of BSc or B.Eng. The prize rotates between the Schools in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Engineering and is provided out of the proceeds of a bequest by the late Thomas Pretious Heslop MD. Value £25. This Prize was not available to Chemistry this year.
John Avins Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded to up to two undergraduate students in any year in the Science Schools who have attended any secondary school in Birmingham. Such undergraduates who are registered in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd (not graduating) year of a scheme of study leading to the degree of BSc or B.Eng./MEng are eligible for the award. Value £250. This Scholarship was not awarded to Chemistry this year.
Science Undergraduate Prize
These prizes are awarded to 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-year students in the Science Schools. 4th-year MSci students are also eligible for nomination. A total of £100 is available within each Science School. This year’s recipients are Eva Lee (Year 1), Yiwen Fang (Year 2), Emma Korkiakoski and Nicola Mawby (Year 3) and Matthew Lloyd (Year 4).
Science Undergraduate Scholarship
Up to two scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students in each of the Science Schools on the basis of their performance in their courses. Awards are made on the basis of an assessment of the candidate's academic standing and general educational attainment, including performance in University examinations and course assessments. Value £390. This year’s recipient is Nadene Barnard.
Theodore Mander Prize
This prize is awarded to an academically deserving undergraduate in the Science or the Engineering Schools in any year of study whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are bona fide residents of Wolverhampton. The prize rotates between the Schools of Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Engineering Schools. This Prize was not available to Chemistry this year.