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Godfrey and Sue Hall Postgraduate Research Student Prize

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

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. This highly prestigious award was first awarded in 1991.

Nominate yourself

How to nominate yourself for the prize.

If you're a research student, you can nominate yourself for the prize using the nomination form. To be eligible for the prize, you can be at any stage of your postgraduate studies. Those who have completed their thesis within the 12 months leading up to the deadline for nominations are also eligible.

The Committee scores against the following criteria with equal weighting:

  • Section 1: Presentation and strength of the case
  • Section 1: Original contribution to research
  • Section 2: Assessment
  • Section 1&2: Academic quality and key results
  • Section 1&2: Other criteria

You will need to give details of your research work in terms that can be understood by a non-specialist reader. Your submission will be sent to your Head of Department, or Head of Division in the School of Management, for shortlisting.

Nominations for the 2024 prize have now closed. Nominations for the 2025 prize will open in Spring 2025.

How the winner is chosen

When and how your nomination will be considered.

After the nomination deadline, Heads of Departments will consider all nominations and create a shortlist of up to three departmental nominations to put forward to the Prize Committee.

The Prize Committee will then meet in April to consider all shortlisted nominations from across the University and select a final shortlist of up to five finalists to attend a presentation event on Wednesday 5 June at 12.15pm. For the first time this year, the winner will be announced at the Doctoral Research Celebration Evening, on Thursday 13 June 2024.

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


What you could get if you're selected as the winner.

The winner will receive £1,000 from Godfrey and Sue Hall. Finalists will receive a £50 voucher.

The winner of the 2023 prize

Find out who won the prize in 2023.

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