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Ede and Ravenscroft Postgraduate Research Student Prize

Nominate yourself to win the prize for best postgraduate research student of the year.

The Ede and Ravenscroft prize is an annual award for the best postgraduate research student. It was first awarded in 1991. It is generously funded by Ede and Ravenscroft, appointed robemakers to HM The Queen.


What you could get if you're selected as the winner or a shortlisted finalist.

The winner will receive £1,000 from Ede and Ravenscroft.

Each shortlisted finalist will receive a £50 Amazon gift card funded by the University.

Nominate yourself

If you're a research student, you can nominate yourself for the prize using the nomination form.

To nominate yourself for the prize, you need to give details of your research work in terms that can be understood by a non-specialist reader.

You should then submit the form to your Head of Department so they can comment on your work.

Nominations for the 2019 prize are now closed.

How the winner is chosen

After the nomination deadline, the Prize Committee will start the shortlisting process.

The Prize Committee is chaired by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and includes the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Doctoral and International) and members of the faculties, School of Management and Doctoral College.

The Committee met on Tuesday 7 May 2019 to discuss the nominations for the prize. They also judged the shortlisted finalists at a presentation event on Thursday 23 May 2019.

The Committee announced the winner at a reception following the presentations and reported the winner to Senate.

Previous winners

The winners of the Ede and Ravenscroft postgraduate research student prize from the last three years.

  • 2018 - Hope Christie, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • 2017 - Emma Robson, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Faculty of Science
  • 2016 - Jack Oyston, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science

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