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Prizes Information

University Wide Prizes
Discipline Prize How Prize is Awarded Value of Prize QSP Ledger Student Recordcode
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Bobby Aitken Memorial Award   This prize is awarded annually for the best creative prose or poetry and is open to any fulltime undergraduate student of the university.   £75   (EN) EP10199-11   024  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Calder Prize   This prize is awarded triennially and is open to all students matriculated in the academic year of the award. Each entry must consist of a poem in English or a recognised dialect of Scots and must not exceed 200 lines in length. It must be typed and bear a motto but nothing else, along with the candidates name and address.   £200   (EN) EP10017-11   119  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Lyon Prize   Awarded in turn in successive years to the most distinguished graduate of the year in Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Divinity, Education, Law, Medicine and Engineering. The prize is awarded to the most distinguished graduate of the year.   Science/Engineering in 2016/17 £100   (EN) EP10079-11   518  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Aberdeen Internship Prize for Best Poster   Awarded to student who has prepared the best academic style poster, as agreed by staff attending the Aberdeen Internship Presentation Event. Poster assessment criteria included: visual flair, legibility, balance of text and diagrammatic information and succinctness of the information presented.   £30   Careers Administer   424  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Aberdeen Internship Prize for Highly Commended Poster   Awarded to student who has prepared the best academic style poster, as agreed by staff attending the Aberdeen Internship Presentation Event. Poster assessment criteria included: visual flair, legibility, balance of text and diagrammatic information and succinctness of the information presented.   £20   Careers Administer   425  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Enterprise-Rent-A-Car Careers Education Prize   Awarded for best overall academic performance in the careers education course ED2550   £50   Careers Administer   292  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Thomson Memorial Prize   Founded in 1968 under the will of Mrs D C Gracie, Edinburgh in memory of her father John Thomson, Managing Director, Aberdeen University Press Ltd. The prize is awarded annually to the student who in the opinion of the Principal has by his or her conduct or eminence in sport done most to advance of enhance the reputation of the University.   £300   (EN) EP10126-11   808  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   IC Executive Coaching Prize   Awarded to two Leadership Academy students in each half-session. Winners are selected based on their self-reflection piece submitted at the end of the Leadership Academy.   4 coaching sessions of 90 minutes each (time given in kind)   Careers Administer   419  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Student Engagement in Leadership Prize   Awarded to the most active student participant in the Leadership Academy workshops.   £30 Amazon Voucher   Careers Administer   769  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Outstanding Gold STAR Student Prize   Awarded to recognise an outstanding Gold STAR Award Student.   £30 Amazon Voucher   Careers Administer   1032  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Outstanding Silver STAR Student Prize   Awarded to recognise an outstanding STAR Award Student.   £30 Amazon Voucher   Careers Administer   1033  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Outstanding Bronze STAR Student Prize   Awarded to recognise an outstanding STAR Award Student.   £30 Amazon Voucher   Careers Administer   1034  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   STAR Engagement in Employability Prize   Awarded to the most active student participant in the STAR Award Employability   £30 Amazon Voucher   Careers Administer   767  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Principal's Scholar   Funded by Ede & Ravenscroft, the University Robe Supplier, 10 awards to Level 1 students for academic excellence or outstanding contribution to the University.   £1,000     613  
University Wide (non specific discipline)   Thomas Reid Prize for Book Collecting   The prize is open to all registered students of the University of Aberdeen. It seeks to encourage the collection of the printed word in physical form. Applications are based around a written list or catalogue of items owned and anticipated future purchases (which may be illustrated), and a separate statement of the idea of the collection, its scope, intent, and meaning. The prize is advertised and awarded during the academic year by Aberdeen Humanities Fund.   £500 to spend on an item/s for their own collection, and £250 to spend on a gift of their choice to   Awarded through Development Trust   801