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9.3 School of Physics and Astronomy Scholarships and Prizes (16/17)

Every year, the School of Physics and Astronomy makes a number of awards to students, subject to the availability of funds and of suitable recipients. The details and regulations of scholarships and prizes are as follows.

First Year

Heginbottom Exhibition

An award is given to the best performing student in annual examinations (including laboratory work) in the first year.

John Wiley Book Prize

The runner-up in the Heginbottom Exhibition will receive John Wiley books. This prize is administered by Prof. F. Loebinger.

Don Butler Prize

An award is given for the best performing student in 1st year laboratory.

Second Year

Hatfield Scholarship

An award is given to the best performing student at the end of second year, tenable in the third year of the degree.

Moseley Physics Prize

An award is made to the runner-up in the Hatfield Prize. The prize is normally awarded to a second year student.

Richard Davis Prize

An award is given for the best performing student in 2nd year laboratory.

Vacation Essay Prize

An award is made to the writer of the best vacation essay.

Walter Grattidge Prize

An award is made to the best performing student in the General Physics exam.

Third Year

Hatfield-Heginbottom Scholarship

An award is given to the best performing student in third year who is proceeding to MPhys.

Walter Grattidge Prize

An award is made to the best performing student in the General Physics exam.

Finals (BSc & MPhys)

Samuel Bright Research Scholarship in Physical Science

An award is given to an MPhys Final student who is going on to do a Ph.D., not necessarily in Manchester.

Selina Bright Research Scholarship in Physical Science

An award is given to a BSc Final student who is going on to do a Ph.D., not necessarily in Manchester.

Platt Prize:

An award is given to both a BSc and an MPhys graduate for experimental work carried out in the final year of any undergraduate degree programme.

Franz Mandl Prize:

An award is given to both a BSc and an MPhys graduate for theoretical work carried out in the final year of any undergraduate degree programme.

Tessella Prize for Software

An award is given for the best use of software in an MPhys project.

University Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards

The examiners will consider nominations for these awards from amongst the students graduating with the highest overall marks.

Any Year

The Tony Phillips Prize

An award is given to the undergraduate student who is deemed to have improved the most.

The Alison Uttley Prize

An award is given to the student who has contributed most to the life and work of the school.

The Alan Greenwood Prize

An award is given to the student who has contributed most to promoting and enhancing opportunities for equality and diversity within the school.