Graduate School Student Prizes Graduate School Student Prizes

Since 2013-14, the Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School has invited annual nominations for the Graduate School Prizes. These prizes celebrate excellence in teaching; the best student paper and public engagement. The Graduate School also awards, on behalf of the Graduate Student Forum, the peer nominated prize for contribution to the PGR community.

For the academic year 2016-17, the Graduate School will be awarding the following prizes:

  • Prize for Excellence in Teaching which recognises graduate students who have made a significant impact through teaching in the Faculty.
  • Prize for Best Paper is awarded to the best paper published (or accepted for publication) by a graduate student in a peer review journal, edited volume, departmental working paper or conference proceedings.
  • Prize for Public Engagement recognises and showcases the many ways in which the students in the social sciences increasingly engage with public audiences.
  • Peer Nominated Award for Outstanding Contribution to the PGR Community recognises graduate students who have made a significant impact through their outstanding contribution to the SSF PGR Community.

All postgraduate research students enrolled in the Faculty of Social Sciences during the 2016-17 academic year who are up to date with progress reports and on target to complete their degree within 4 years (7 years for part-time students) are eligible. Nominations can be made by both students and staff in the Faculty. Selection criteria and further details can be found on the nomination forms.

Nomination Forms:

The deadline for nominations is: Friday 26 May 2017

The Prize Award Ceremony will be on: Thursday 6 July 2017

A completed nomination form should be submitted by email to:

Sarah Finch
Faculty of Social Sciences Office
Registry Building, Room 0.11

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