School of Humanities

Adams Prize for American History

Award type: Cheque

Amount: £100

The Adams Fund was established on the occasion of Professor David Adams' retirement. It honours the contribution Professor Adams, founder of the Department of American Studies and the David Bruce Centre for American Studies, made to the University community and to the discipline of American History.

This prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation by an undergraduate student in the field of American History.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


Charles Swann Prize for American Literature

Award type: Cheque

Amount: £100

The prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation by a Keele undergraduate student in the field of American literature and culture.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


Clare Coleman Memorial Prize

Award type: Cheque

Amount: £40

This prize commemorates Clare Coleman, who read English and Philosophy at Keele from 1984 to 1987, and who died after a long illness just before taking her final examinations.

The prize is awarded to a final year student reading English or Philosophy for special achievement in their studies. 

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


Film Studies - Award for Outstanding Performance in a Film Studies Dissertation

Award Type: Certificate
 
Amount: £0
 

The award will be decided via consultation among the teaching staff, with regard to individual dissertations nominated by the latter. The winning dissertation will be the one identified by the programme team as most significant in terms of its originality and execution, with respect to its level of independent research, intellectual engagement and style.

The programme team reserve the right not to give out the prize in any given year should they feel that no dissertation submitted that year meets the criteria for the award.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


Hugh Leech Travelling Scholarship

Award type: Cheque

Amount: to be announced annually

The Hugh Leech Memorial Fund was opened in 1967 after the death of Hugh Leech, then a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, to provide financial assistance to Keele students for the purpose of study in Europe. The Scholarship, deriving from the interest of the Fund, which remains open, was established in 1972.

All registered students are eligible for the scholarships, which are normally advertised and awarded on two occasions annually. The value in each particular year is indicated at the time of the advertisement. Applications, which should include details of proposed travel and study, will be considered on two occasions each year and should be sent to the Records and Examinations team by 1st May.

Responsibility for administering the Fund, for determining the value of the scholarship each year, and for making the award is vested in the Hugh Leech Travelling Scholarship Committee. The award in any one year may, at the discretion of the committee, be withheld altogether or divided in any proportion among two or more applicants.


Jim Roberts Memorial Prize

Award type: Book token

Amount: £35

Jim Roberts joined the University College as a porter in Keele Hall in 1951 and was successively steward of the Students' Union for five years and then caretaker of the Walter Moberly Hall for nearly twenty years until his retirement in 1975. He died a few months later. The fund was founded to establish a prize for the student who has contributed most to amateur music making at Keele during the academic year. The prize is awarded annually in July on the recommendation of the Head of the Music Department; the student may or may not be a Music student. Nominations may be made by members of the academic staff of the Music Department or such other persons as from time to time may be specified by the Senate. 

If in one year it is deemed that there are two or three equally deserving candidates, the prize may be divided. If in any year there is considered to be no suitable candidate, the prize will not be awarded. 

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


Ken Loach Prize for Outstanding Student in Media, Communications and Culture

Award type: Certificate

This award will be by presentation of a framed certificate to the MCC student who has achieved the best overall performance in her/his degree.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


King Alfred Prize in Medieval English

Award type: Book token

Amount: £25

This prize, which derives from the interest on a capital sum contributed by the teachers of Old and Middle English in the School of Humanities, will be awarded annually for an essay on a subject falling within the field of Medieval English studies. Competition for the prize is open to any student reading principal English.

The competition will be judged by the tutors in Old and Middle English. Candidates may have a free choice of topic provided that the title is agreed with the tutors in Old and Middle English before the end of the Spring Term. Essays should be handed in by the Friday of the first full teaching week of the Summer Term.

The examiners reserve the right not to award the prize in any year when no essay of sufficient merit is submitted. 

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


Laura Mulvey Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Media, Communications and Culture

Award type: Certificate

This prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation by an undergraduate student in MCC.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


Marjorie Cruickshank Local History Prize

Award type: Cheque

Amount: £100

This prize is awarded for the best local history study written by an undergraduate or postgraduate, or by a student registered for a course in Adult Education. The prize will be awarded by the Senate on the nomination of the Head of School.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR/transcript, and will be announced at graduation.


Montford Instrumental Scholarship

Award type: Cheque

Amount: £300

This scholarship may be awarded annually for tenure in the first and second Principal years. Montford scholars are required to play in such orchestral and chamber groups as the Head of the Music Department may determine. Players of any orchestral instrument may apply. Full details of this scholarship can be obtained from the Music Department. 

This prize will be listed on the HEAR.


MRes Humanities Student of the Year Prize

Awarded annually to the MRes Humanities student with the highest average mark.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


Ray Johnson Prize for an Outstanding Media Project

Award type: Certificate

This prize is awarded annually for the best practical project by an undergraduate student in MCC.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and announced at graduation.


Regina Oppman Prize

Award type: Cheque

Amount: not less than £20

This prize was established in 1974 by Dr John Coutouvidis in recognition of the generous help provided to him in his doctoral studies by Mrs. Regina Oppman, Chief Archivist of the Polish Institute from 1949 to 1980. In 1984, this prize was endowed on a permanent basis by the Polish Institute. It is normally awarded annually to the postgraduate student, registered in the History Department, who has, in the opinion of the Head of School, made the most significant advance in scholarly work during the year. 

This prize will be listed on the student transcript.


The Margaret Spufford Prize

Award type: Cheque

Amount: £100   

The prize is to be established in memory of Margaret Spufford’s career as a distinguished historian, and her important connections with Recru it networ. It will be awarded annually by the School of Humanities to a PGT student registered for a PGT award in History [currently the Humanities MRes (History) or the M.A. in History] and would be awarded to the student who submitted the best dissertation.

This prize will be listed on the student transcript, and will be announced at graduation.


The Munro-Carrigan Prize in Early Modern and Contemporary Literature

Award type: Cheque

Amount: £40

This prize is awarded for the best student performance in modules (minimally two, including dissertations in a relevant area) relating BOTH to Early Modern AND Contemporary Literature at levels II and III (5 & 6).

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation


The Shane Meadows Prize in Film Studies

Award Type: Certificate

Amount: £0

Shane Meadows is one of the leading 'serious' film directors working in Britain today. The award will be by presentation of a framed certificate, on an annual basis, in July, to the Film Studies student who has achieved the best overall performance in her/his degree.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.


Wedgwood History Dissertation Prize

Award type: Book token

Amount: £40

This prize is awarded each year for the best dissertation in the History Bachelor's degree Special Subject examination. Assessment shall be by the History Finals Examination Board.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and announced at graduation.

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