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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

Doctoral Awards

We are incredibly proud of the contribution and efforts that members of our community make to the University, student experience and research. Our award schemes intend to say thank you! All awards open on 1 February 2021.


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 more about the Doctoral Recognition Awards
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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 2020, the prize was presented to Professor Danae Stanton-Fraser, Department of Psychology, for her role as an accomplished researcher and a dedicated supervisor, offering exemplary support to her students throughout their doctorate journey.

Find out more about the Supervision Award
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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 2020 Godfrey and Sue Hall Postgraduate Research Student Prize was Olivia Bailey, PhD student in Chemical Engineering.

Find out more about the Student Research Prize
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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 Vice-Chancellor Engage Awards
VC Engage Awards

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.