Terms of reference

The 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.

Procedural rules

Appointment of Chair

The Chair of the committee will be a Pro-Vice-Chancellor.


Membership of the committee shall consist of:

  • 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


The committee shall have the power to co-opt additional members or to invite Assessors to be present at any meeting.


See Senate Standing Orders 17(iii) and (iv).


There shall be a quorum at meetings of one-third of the membership. See Senate Standing Order 16.

Rules for voting

There are no specified rules for voting.


Minutes are submitted to members and decisions are reported to Senate.

Version information

Owner: Ede & Ravenscroft Postgraduate Research Student Prize Committee
Version number:
Approval Date: 5 December 1990
Approved By: Senate
Date of last review: 5 December 1990