Undergraduate Prizes and Awards
Each year the School of Chemistry celebrates the achievements of its undergraduate students with a range of awards and prizes. These are presented at a special prize giving ceremony in Winter and as part of the School's graduation celebrations in Summer. Many of the awards are generously supported by partners in industry or have been established to honour outstanding contributions of former members of the School. The most recent recipients are listed below.
Summer Prize Giving 2015
The Whetstone Award
This award recognises one of our technical or support staff who has made an outstanding contribution in helping our undergraduate or postgraduate students.
Presented by Mrs. Anne Floyde & Mr. John Whetstone to Jo Green
Gordon Clarke Bursary
The Gordon Clark Bursary offers financial support to Undergraduate students within the School of Chemistry undertaking summer research projects thereby encouraging them to pursue a research career.
Presented by Mr. Gordon Clarke to Paige Rist (Year 3, F101)
The King Memorial Medal and Prizes
Four medals and prizes are awarded annually for outstanding laboratory work in the final year: three to students on the MSci degree course in Chemistry (one each in Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry); and one to a student on the MSci degree course in Chemistry and Molecular Physics.
Presented by Mrs. Caroline Bradford (née King) and Mr Jonathan King to:
Maxwell Astle for outstanding laboratory work in Inorganic Chemistry in the final year of the MSci Degree course in Chemistry.
Shakira Cosier for outstanding laboratory work in Organic Chemistry in the final year of the MSci Degree course in Chemistry.
Matthew Ryley for outstanding laboratory work in Physical Chemistry in the final year of the MSci Degree course in Chemistry.
Robert Westbrook for outstanding chemistry laboratory work as part of the Chemistry and Molecular Physics Course.
This prize is awarded to a student whose work in Medicinal Chemistry has been outstanding.
Presented by Dr Harry Kelly to Peter Walters
Awarded to outstanding undergraduates in the final year of the MSci degree course in Chemistry.
Presented by Dr Paterson to David Edwards, Andrew Valentine, Alistair Groves, Phillippa Coope
John Topliss Award
Awarded for overall excellence in achievement. It is awarded to an MSci student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and is an excellent ambassador for the School and the discipline of Chemistry through their communication skills and personality.
Presented by Rossana Wright to Claire Sycamore
The Gillian Milne Memorial Prize for Chemistry
The prize is administered by Friends of The University of Nottingham: America Inc. It is an annual prize awarded to for the graduating student with the highest marks in MSci Chemistry.
Presented by Neil Thomas to Alice Henley
Awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate in the final year of the MSci Honours Degree course in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.
Presented by Anne Goldby (a Nottingham graduate) to Blake Baker
Addison Medal and Prize
Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in the final year of the MSci degree course in Chemistry.
Presented by Professor Steve Howdle to Joanna Furtado
Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry Prize
Presented to the student whose work in the final year of BBC has been outstanding.
Presented by Professor Mark Searle to Ryan Nouch
Masson Gulland Medal and Prize
The award is given to an undergraduate student whose laboratory work in Chemistry in the final year of the MSci degree course BBC has been outstanding.
Presented by Dr Elaine O’Reilly to Marie-Claire Giel
The Forth Prize was established in 1959 in memory of Henry Forth and is awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate in the final year of the BSc Degree course in Chemistry.
Presented by Professor Katharine Reid to Shelly Nelson
Boots Drummond Prize
It is awarded to a student whose work during the final year of the BSc Honours Degree course in Chemistry has been distinguished.
Presented by Professor Chris Moody to James Sheldon
The Stevens Prize is awarded annually for outstanding performance in the final year of the MSci Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Course.
Presented by Dr James Dowden to Joseph Bateman
This is a prize awarded annually for outstanding overall performances on the MSci and BSc Natural Sciences degree.
Presented by Dr Jeremy Titman to
BSc I Ruth Hodge
MSci Peter Ryan