The Ede and Ravenscroft Prize is an annual award for the best postgraduate research student awarded for the first time in 1991 and is generously funded by Ede and Ravenscroft, appointed robemakers to HM The Queen. Shortlisted candidates are invited to give presentations on their research at an open event in the 4West Graduate Centre, and the Prize Committee announces the wiiner at a reception following the presentations. The prize winner is reported to Senate. The value of the prize is £1000, with each of the shortlisted finalists receiving a book token to the value of £50 funded by the University.
PRESENTATIONS EVENING: 4pm, Wednesday 15 May 2013 in the 4West Graduate Centre ALL WELCOME
The following research students have been shortlisted and invited to give presentations at the annual Ede and Ravenscroft evening in the 4West Graduate Centre on Wednesday 15 May, starting at 4pm:
Catherine Charneski (Biology & Biochemistry): "Positively charged amino acids are the major determinants of ribosomal velocity (and why don't codons slow ribosomes after all?)
Catherine Lyall (Chemistry): Synthesising useful molecules using sustainable metals"
Aretha Teckentrup (Mathematical Sciences): "Uncertainty quantification in radioactive waste disposal"
Gregory Thomas (Psychology): "Moving in Subtle Ways: The role of unconscious thought processes in travel and transport"
Chris Vagg (Mechanical Engineering): "Reducing fuel consumption in vans"
All are welcome to attend this event and celebrate the work of our very best research students. Refreshments will be available while the judging panel deliberates, and a reception will follow to celebrate the announcement of the winner and the achievements of all five finalists.
Secretary to the Committee: If you would like further information about the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize Committee, please contact Dr Lisa Isted (ext. 5695, email L.Isted@bath.ac.uk).
Terms of office expire on 31st July in the year stated.
|Professor Jane Millar||Chair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)||ex-officio|
|Professor Tim Ibell||Faculty of Engineering and Design||2014|
|Professor Guy McCusker||Faculty of Science, Member of University Students Committee||2014|
Terms of Reference
Approved by Senate, 5th December 1990.
The Prize Committee will judge the nominations for the Prize on two elements, the written submission from the student and their Head of Department and an oral presentation by the student. The Committee will explore reasons why the students’ contribution to their particular research is outstanding and its wider significance.
Dates of Meetings
The Committee will normally meet in the Spring to consider nominations
for the Prize and will confirm a shortlist of students. Finalists
will be required to make an oral presentation to a University audience,
including the Prize Committee.
The minutes and summaries of meetings of the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize Committee are not published here because they contain information which the University has declared will not be routinely published under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information about the Act (including the reasons why such information is exempt from publication) is available at http://www.bath.ac.uk/foi/faqs-staff-general.htm. If you have any queries about the business conducted by the Committee, please contact Dr Lisa Isted (ext. 5695, email email@example.com).
Deadline for submission of nominations:
The deadline for nominations for the 2013 competition is 12 noon on Wednesday 3 April 2013.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give their presentations at an event on 15 May 2013, starting at 4pm.
Appointment of Chair: A Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
Membership: A Professor nominated by the Vice-Chancellor; the Chair of the University Research Students' Committee (or a member of the Committee appointed by the Chair), provided that no two members come from the same department.
Co-option: The Committee shall have the power to co-opt additional members, or to invite Assessors to be present at any meeting.
Alternates: See Senate Standing Orders 17(iii) and (iv).
Quorum: One third of the membership (Senate Standing Order 16).
Rules for voting: None specified.
Minutes: Submitted to members and decisions reported to Senate.