Academic & Student Affairs

School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology

The Basil Wilson Prize

The Basil Wilson Prize was established in June 1990 by the friends and colleagues of B.C.S. Wilson who, before his death in 1986, held a named post in Mediterranean and South West Asian Archaeology, to commemorate his academic interests in the material culture of that area.

The prize, of a value of £200, will be awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners in Archaeology and Palaeoecology, has produced the highest overall mark in the final examination in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

February 2008

E. E. Evans Prizes (F237)

These two prizes were established in 1972 by the friends and colleagues of Professor Estyn Evans to commemorate his long and distinguished service in the University and the affection in which he was held by his colleagues, students and friends.

(i) A £100 prize shall be awarded annually, funds permitting, to the student who, in the opinion of the Examining Board in Geography, presents the most meritorious dissertation as part of the final honours examination in Geography.

(ii) A £200 prize shall be awarded annually, funds permitting, to the student who, in the opinion of the Examining Board in Geography, produces, at the first sitting, the most meritorious result across Geography Stage 1 modules at the end of the first year.

Revised May 2006

The Jack Kerr Bequest

The Jack Kerr Bequest was etablished in 2006 and currently comprises 10 students awards and the hosting of an annual lecture.

The 10 awards and the annual lecture are as follows:

Kerr Masters Program Scholarship

The Masters Program Scholarship, of a value of £500, will be awarded to the Masters student (fullt-ime) entering an Archaeology/Palaeoecology-based Masters Program who, in the judgement of the Kerr Bequest Committee, has achieved the highest degree results in their final undergraduate degree program, preceding entry to the Masters Program.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the Scholarship will be divided equally between the two.

February 2010, February 2014

Kerr Memorial Lecture

The purpose of this award is to enable the School to invite a Guest Speaker to the university to speak on a topic, which will have significant resonance in terms of Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

The Kerr Bequest Committee will select the speaker and undertake to coordinate the event.

May 2009, February 2014

The Kerr Prize (Level 1)

The prize, of a value of £100 will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) taking 50% modules or more in Archaeology and Palaeoecology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced the best overall performance at the first year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

May 2009, February 2014

The Kerr Prize (Level 2)

The prize, of a value of £100 will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) taking 50% modules or more in Archaeology and Palaeoecology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced the best overall performance at the second year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

May 2009, February 2014

The Kerr Prize (Level 3)

The prize, of a value of £100 will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) taking 50% modules or more in Archaeology and Palaeoecology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced the best overall performance at the final year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology and has not received the Basil Wilson Prize.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

First Approved May 2009; Amended July 2010, February 2014

Kerr Meritorious Performance Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the student (full-time) who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners in Archaeology and Palaeoecology, has shown the greatest academic improvement between year 2 and year 3.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

May 2009, February 2014

Kerr Final Year Dissertation Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the student (full-time) who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners in Archaeology and Palaeoecology, has produced a Dissertation which was awarded the highest mark, as part of the final year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.  

May 2009, February 2014

Kerr Independent Project Prize

The prize, of a value of £50, will be awarded to the student (full-time) who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners in Archaeology and Palaeoecology, has produced an Independent Project which was awarded the highest mark, as part of the final year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.  The Board of Examiners reserves the right to withhold the prize if it is agreed that a suitable project has not been submitted in that academic year.

May 2009, February 2014

Kerr MSc Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) undertaking the Masters course in Archaeology & Environment, Dating & Chronology and Professional Archaeology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced the best overall performance in the Master’s level taught modules.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

May 2009, February 2014

Kerr MSc Dissertation Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) undertaking the Masters course in Archaeology & Environment, Dating & Chronology, and Professional Archaeology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced a Dissertation, which was awarded the highest mark.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

May 2009, February 2014

Kerr Fieldwork/Visit Award

The purpose of this award is to assist a student or students (full-time) with a fieldwork project or visit.   The award is available to students who have successfully completed a Level 1 or Level 2 Archaeology and Palaeoecology Degree program within the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology.   An application form must be completed and the Kerr Bequest Committee will select the successful candidate(s).  The recipient(s) of the award must complete an illustrated report of 1,000 words following completion of the fieldwork or visit.  

May 2009, February 2014

Dr Sarah M. Holland Memorial Prize (F258)

This prize derives from a fund established in 1978 by the parents of Dr Holland to commemorate her great love of geography and her happy association with the Department of Geography of the University.

The prize fund of £300 shall be awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners in Geography, has produced the best performance in the final examination in Geography.   If there are two students, that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

Revised November 2007

Mitchel-Common Prize (F351)

This prize was established in 1987 by Mr Mitchel and Dr Common, members of the academic staff of the Department of Geography from 1961-1987 and 1958-1987 respectively.  The prize of the value of £50 shall be awarded annually to the student in any faculty who in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, has produced an especially meritorious performance during any year of study within the Department of Geography.

Amended February 2011