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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.

Departmental Undergraduate Prizes

Henry Neville Gladstone Exhibition

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.

The Alix Sherman Prize

Established in 2016 by Anouche Sherman in honour of her daughter Alix Evie Kate Sherman (08/04/1992 - 22/06/2015). Alix Sherman was an UG student in the King’s philosophy department between 2011-2015. During the course of her studies she received commendations for her work every semester and graduated with First Class Honours, posthumously, in July 2015. Alix was passionate about philosophy and planned to remain in academia. The prize was set up to celebrate Alix and her love for philosophy and books.

The prize is to the value of £250 and is 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.

 

From 2016/17 the Department of Philosophy has also introduced the following departmental prizes, to be awarded internally:

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.

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

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. 

 Faculty and College Prizes

Florence Hughes Exhibition Prize

One prize to the value of £100 is awarded annually to a woman student  in the School of Arts and Humanities who achieves the highest overall mark in the second year of her programme.

Pledger Prize

This prize was founded in 1980 under the will of the late Bernard Eaton Pledger.  The prize, to the value of £20, shall be open to all full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities who have completed two full years of study (240 credits) with the highest overall average mark.  The award shall normally be made to students reading for the BA Combined Studies degree in any combination normally available in the Faculty of Humanities (War Studies and History students are not eligible for this prize).

Jelf Medal

In 1868 Rev Richard Jelf DD retired from the office of Principal of the College which he had held since 1844. It was to commemorate his services to the College that his colleagues and friends established this endowment.  One medal, to the value of £200, is awarded to a final year student in each of the Schools / Faculties. The students chosen are those who, in the view of the Principal have most distinguished themselves during their undergraduate course in the college.  In making the awards regard will be had not only to the students' academic proficiency but also to their prominence in the social and athletic activities of the College. 

 

 

 

 

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