The University of Westminster has various categories of prizes.

  • University prizes – All University students are eligible to be nominated for these prizes
  • External prizes – These prizes are usually course specific and awarded annually. Occasionally a student may be awarded an external prize on a one-off basis. If we are able to verify this then it may also be included in the HEAR

Students cannot nominate themselves for prizes. The nominations are made by academics within your school in adherence to the criteria set out below.

Academic prizes are normally awarded at the end of the academic year and successful students will be notified in writing by the Ceremonies and Conferment team or by the relevant school. Achievement Award winners are identified following the July assessments and notified in the following semester.

University prizes

Name Prize Eligibility critera 
University of Westminster £100 This prize is awarded annually to the student with a disability who has the best record of achievement and determination in obtaining a degree, diploma or other qualification at the University. A successful nomination is most likely to be that of a student in the final year of their course, demonstrating achievement and determination over the whole period of study.
Ede and Ravenscroft Prize £250 Thanks to the generosity of Robe Makers Ede and Ravenscroft, these two prizes will be awarded annually to continuing students. One prize will be awarded to a first-year undergraduate who has shown a particularly high level of academic achievement and potential for excellence, and one to a second-year undergraduate using the same criteria.
The Robert Mitchell Medal £500 The Robert Mitchell Medal was established in memory of Major Robert Mitchell, the first Director of Education at the Regent Street Polytechnic (the forerunner of The Polytechnic of Central London). It is awarded to the undergraduate student with the most creditable marks over the whole of his/her course, and is therefore most likely to be awarded to a final year student.
Excellence Awards £500 Each college is allocated a number of achievement awards in a pro-rata basis for the highest achieving level 4 and level 5 students in each academic year.
Irene Fox Prize £150 Awarded to the student in the Campus whose performance has been creditable despite difficulties met and overcome during study. Students eligible for this award must be registered either in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, the Westminster Business School.

External prizes

Architecture and the Built Environment

Name Prize Elibility criteria
The Cities of London and Westminster Society of Architects TBC Established through the generosity of the CLAWSA who sends a jury to select the best students in the first years of both the BA and Diploma in Architecture.
Detail Award Free subscription to Detail Magazine Established in conjunction with Detail Magazine. There are 10 Awards, 2 for each year of study. Students should be nominated by design tutors and the best students will be identified through a judging panel
VOLA Prizes £750/£500 Established through the generosity of VOLA UK Limited three annual prizes will be awarded to students with the best end-of-year portfolios, a £750 first prize and a £500 second prize awarded in Year 2, and a £500 prize for the student with the best portfolio in Year 1. The judging panel will include an external practitioner and the awards will be presented at the end of year show.
Association for Tourism in Higher Education Prize £25 Awarded annually to the best final year student on Undergraduate Tourism Programmes.

Science and Technology

Name Prize Eligibility criteria
British Computer Society (BCS) Prize £150 Cash/Tokens and One-Year British Computer Society Established through the generosity of the British Computer Society. Awarded annually to the final year student of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science with the best computer science, industry-related project.
The Physiological Society Undergraduate Prize for Physiology   This prize is awarded by the Physiological Society to the student with the best physiology project. This prize is administered by the Campus and a cheque is sent to the student from the Physiological Society.
The Society for General Microbiology Prize £50 The Society for General Microbiology operates a prize-giving scheme to all Universities. They award an annual prize of £50 for the best second year performance in Microbiology.
IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Scientists) President’s Prize   This prize will be awarded to the best undergraduate Biomedical Sciences student.
Institute of Biology Top Bioscience Student Award Free membership of the Institute for one year. Awarded to the best undergraduate student in the School of Biosciences.
The Nutri Centre @Tesco prizes for the BSc Complementary Therapies Scheme £100 Book Tokens Awarded on an annual basis for best overall performance on the complementary therapies degrees.
The British Psychological Society Prize A Year's Membership of the British Psychological Society and a Psychology book. Awarded to the best performing final year undergraduate on a BPS accredited degree.
Engineering & Computer Science Foundation Year Prize   TBC
Wiley Book Prize   TBC
Oxford University Book Prize   TBC

Social Sciences and Humanities

Name Prize Eligibility criteria
The Routledge-Cavendish Award £75 of Books Established through the generosity of Cavendish Publishing now part of the Taylor & Francis Group publishing under the Routledge-Cavendish imprint. This new prize will be offered annually to the top first year law student on the recommendation of the Assessment Board.
The Lawtext Publishing Prize A year’s subscription of the Journal of International Maritime Law worth £315 Established through the generosity of Lawtext Publishing. Awarded annually for the best performance in Maritime Law. Please note that Maritime Law performance is measured on the best average mark for Carriage of Goods & International Sales OR Carriage of Goods and Marine Insurance.