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Awards and recognition schemes for those within the doctoral community

Find out more about the various award schemes for doctoral students and staff who work with doctoral students, as well as details of how to nominate

Find out the winners for the 2021 Awards

Doctoral Awards

Awards for 2021 have now closed. Award schemes will open again in January 2022.


Awards for doctoral students

  • Doctoral Recognition Awards
  • Godfrey & Sue Hall PGR Student Prize
  • Vice-Chancellor Engage Awards

Awards for staff who support doctoral students

  • Doctoral Recognition Awards
  • Excellence in Doctoral Supervision
  • Vice-Chancellor Engage Awards

Doctoral Recognition Awards


The Doctoral Recognition Awards, organised by the Doctoral College, recognise students and staff who have contributed to enhancing the doctoral student experience.

For the student award, this could be a student who is actively involved in organising events to benefit others, improving equality and diversity, or enhancing the reputation of the University attending conferences and events.

For the staff award, it could be a supportive supervisor, a team within the University who have shown commitment to doctoral students or another member of staff who has improved the student experience.

Find out about our previous award winners
Headshot of Annabel Burnley, recipient of an Award

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize


The Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize is awarded to a supervisor or supervisory team who have demonstrated exceptional performance in doctoral supervision.

In 2021, the prize was presented to two supervisors, Professor Toby Jenkins and Dr Simon Lewis, Department of Chemistry, for their excellent supervision and offering exemplary support to their students throughout their doctorates.

Find out more about the previous Prize winners
Image of Dr Simon Lewis (left) and Professor Toby Jenkins (right)

Godfrey and Sue Hall Postgraduate Research Student Prize


The Godfrey and Sue Hall Postgraduate Research Student Prize, previously known as the Ede and Ravenscroft Postgraduate Research Student Prize, is an annual award for the best postgraduate research student.

The winner will receive £1,000 from Godfrey and Sue Hall.

The winner of the 2021 Godfrey and Sue Hall Postgraduate Research Student Prize was Bas Lodewijks, PhD student in Mathematical Sciences.

Find out more about the previous Prize winners
Bas Lodewijks

Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards


The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards aims to reward and celebrate the work of colleagues from across the University of Bath who are engaging non-academic audiences with their research. The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards are open to all research staff at the University of Bath and doctoral students applying as individuals, groups or centres for recognition of activities or projects that illustrate high-quality public engagement associated with their research.

Find out more about the previous award winners
VC Engage Awards

Photographs

Have a look at some of the pictures from our last Doctoral Awards Prize Collection Ceremony, 17th June 2021.


Doctoral Awards Prize Giving 2021

Find out more about the awards

Should you want to find out more about the individual awards then please use the contact details found on each of the specific award pages.