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Prizes

The Department has a number of prizes awarded to students who have excelled academically or shown substantial progression from one year to the next. 

These are awarded to fit specific criteria at the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate Assessment Board meetings.

Undergraduate prizes

 Prize Rationale

Henry Neville Gladstone Exhibition (Philosophy)

Prize to the value of £100 awarded to the student achieving the highest overall mark in the first year.
The Adrian Grey-Turner Memorial Fund Prize to the value of £60 awarded on the recommendation of the Head of Department of Philosophy to one or more second year undergraduate students who are studying Philosophy for a single honours or joint honours degree and have achieved the highest average mark for the year of study.

Caldecott Philosophy Prize

Prize to the value of £100 awarded for an English essay of between ten and fifteen thousand words on some subject falling within the scope of the Philosophy or of the Psychology of Religion.

Alix Sherman Prize

Prize to the value of £250 awarded on the recommendation of the Senior Tutor to the undergraduate student with the greatest number of commendations as recorded at tracking meetings during the academic year in which the prize is awarded.

The Department also typically makes nominations to the following Faculty and College prizes:

 Prize Rationale
Florence Hughes Exhibition Prize A&H prize: One prize to the value of £100 awarded to a female student in the Faculty who achieves the highest overall mark in the second year of her degree programme
Pledger Prize A&H prize: One prize to the value of £20 awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed two full years of study (240 credits) in a combined honours programme with the overall highest average mark. 
Jelf Medal College prize: One medal to the value of £200 awarded to a finalist student in each Faculty. The students chosen are those who, in the view of the Principal have most distinguished themselves during their undergraduate course in the College. 

From 2016/7 the Department of Philosophy has also introduced the following departmental prizes, to be awarded internally:

 Prize Rationale
Level 4 core modules Prizes for all eight core Level 4 modules: highest mark for each module wins the prize.

The prize is a commendation letter from the Head of Department.

First prizes to be awarded 2016/7.

Level 5 modules Taught modules grouped into the following categories by Assessment Sub Board Chair:

  • Theoretical Philosophy
  • Practical Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy

One prize for each category, for the highest mark across all Level 5 modules in the group.

The prize is a commendation letter from the Head of Department.

First prizes to be awarded 2017/8.

Level 6 modules Taught modules grouped into the following categories by Assessment Sub Board Chair:

  • Theoretical Philosophy
  • Practical Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy

One prize for each category, for the highest mark across all Level 6 modules in the group.

The prize is a commendation letter from the Head of Department.

First prizes to be awarded 2017/8.

6AANC000 Dissertation 

One prize for the highest dissertation mark.

The prize is a commendation letter from the Head of Department.

First prize to be awarded 2017/8.

Taught postgraduate (MA and MSc prizes) 

 Prize Rationale
Simon Dally Book Award Prize to the value of £200 to the graduate or first year undergraduate student in the light of quality of work and personal circumstances. 
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