Outstanding students receive medals and awards

Congratulations to students who received Medals, Certificates, Prizes and Scholarships at the School of Physics & Astronomy undergraduate awards ceremony.

Head of School, Professor Arthur Trew presented the awards to students in recognition of their outstanding marks and achievements in the last academic year. 

Certificates & Medals

59 pre-honours students received certificates of merit for their achievement in Physics and Maths courses in years 1 & 2.  A total of 23 Class Medals were awarded to the students with the highest overall mark for their degree programme.

Prizes, Bursaries & Scholarships

Eleven Prizes and Scholarships were awarded to honours students, including the Marion A S Ross Prize and Nichol Foundation Scholarship which were awarded to Maria Derda. Maria was also the recipient of the Theoretical Physics Junior Honours Medal.   Four Prizes and Bursaries were awarded to pre-honours students.  Scott Conn was the recipient of the Donald Fraser Bursary and Brodie Memorial Prize, as well as the Year 2 Mathematics and Year 2 Physics Medals and a Pre-Honours Certificate of Merit.

Teach Physics Outstanding Intern Award

Professor Trew was also pleased to present the winner of the Teach Physics Outstanding Intern National Award to Chloe McGeorge on behalf of The Ogden Trust.  The Teach Physics Internships give undergraduate physics students an opportunity to experience teaching and gain an understanding of what a career in physics teaching would be like.

Chloe spent 5 weeks in Bishop Barrington School near Durham.  Her notable achievements included working with primary school pupils during their science week, planning a physics trip and planning and delivering physics sessions. 

Chloe is currently in year 5 of her MPhys Mathematical Physics degree.