Student Awards and Prizes

Leicester students have been very successful in winning prizes and awards for their scientific work. Our students travel worldwide to conferences and field areas, and are in the vanguard of many research areas. Read here about some recent successes ranging from Brazil to fossil bones.

StudentAward and Awarding BodyYear
Mr Thomas Hearing Sylvester Bradley Award for best University of Leicester Geology Postgraduate presentation. 2017
Miss Tara Stephens Sylvester Bradley Award for best University of Leicester Geology Postgraduate presentation. 2016

Mr Robert Goodall

Sylvester Bradley Award (joint) for best University of Leicester Geology Postgraduate presentation.

2015

Miss Leah Nolan Sylvester Bradley Award (joint) for best University of Leicester Geology Postgraduate presentation. 2015
Mr Jack Lacey Sylvester Bradley Award for best University of Leicester Geology Postgraduate presentation. 2014
Miss Jenny Smith Rio Tinto Best Student Talk at Mineral Deposits Study Group Meeting. 2014
Miss Amy Stephen Sylvester Bradley Award (joint) for best University of Leicester Geology Postgraduate presentation. 2013
Mr Oliver Knevitt Sylvester Bradley Award (joint) for best University of Leicester Geology Postgraduate presentation. 2013
Mr Sven Koenitzer Clay Minerals bursary to present at the British Sedimentological Research Group Meeting in Dublin 2012
Mr Sam Matthews Sylvester Bradley Award (joint) for best University of Leicester Geology Postgraduate presentation. 2012
Mr Thomas Knott Sylvester Bradley Award (joint) for best University of Leicester Geology Postgraduate presentation. 2012
Miss Nyree Hill Northern Mine Research Society travel grant. 2012
Mr Sven Koenitzer Student Travel Grant awarded by the International Association of Sedimentologists, IAS Annual Meeting, Schladming, Austria, September 10-13 2012
Mr Oliver Knevitt Madeline A. Fritz award for invertebrate paleontology - awarded by the Royal Ontario museum. 2011
Mr Sam Cheyney Sylvester Bradley Award awarded by the Department of Geology, University of Leicester. 2011
Mr Sven Koenitzer Student Travel Grant awarded by the Society for Sedimentary Geology , American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Conference & Exhibition, Houston, April 10-13 2011
Mr Sam Matthews 2011 Best talk at the BG PhD Forum. (The BG PhD forum is an annual forum of talks from BG-sponsored PhD students held annually at BG's head offices in Reading). 2011
Miss Sarah Owen Highly Commended in the University of Leicester Postgraduate Festival of Research. 2011
Miss Sarah Owen Regional Finalist in the East Midlands Postgraduate Festival of Research. 2011
Miss Dinah Smith Richardson Award from The Geologists' Association - for best paper in the 2010 annual volume of the PGA.
Title:- Holocene drainage systems of the English Fenland: roddons and their environmental significance 121 (2010) 256-269.
2011
Mr Laurent Darras Honourable mention, President’s prize. Palaeontological Association annual meeting, Ghent, Belgium, December 17-20, 2010. 2010
Mr Laurent Darras Jackson School of Geosciences Student Member Travel Grant, Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology annual meeting, Pittsburgh, October 10-13, 2010. 2010
Mr Oliver Knevitt Sedgwick Museum prize - awarded by the Sedgwick museum. 2010
Mr Sam Matthews Best poster at the Petroleum Geoscience Research Collaboration Showcase. 2010
Miss Sarah Owen £500 Henrietta Hutton Research Grant from the Royal Geographical Society. 2010
Miss Sarah Owen £2000 RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Award in Sustainability and Conservation from the Royal Geographical Society. 2010
Miss Sarah Owen £200 Timothy Jefferson Field Research Trust from the Geological Society of London. 2010
Miss Sarah Owen £1000 Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust Award from the Geological Society of London. 2010
Miss Sarah Owen £750 Santander Travel Award with the University of Leicester from Santander. 2010
Miss Dinah Smith Whitaker Award awarded by the Department of Geology, University of Leicester -  joint award towards fieldwork. 2010
Mr Laurent Darras Council poster Prize. Palaeontological Association annual meeting, Birmingham, United Kingdom, December 13-16, 2009. 2009

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