ULAS is an award winning organisation.

awards_QAP2013_1.jpgIn 2013 the ULAS team and the University of Leicester were honoured with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our “Inter-connected research and expertise in history, heritage and archaeology, highlighted by the discovery of Richard III.”

The judges said: “The University of Leicester is recognised for its long record of exceptional research, commercial archaeology and public engagement in history and heritage, highlighted by the work of the team that discovered the remains of King Richard III beneath a car park.”

awards_THE2013.pngULAS and the University of Leicester’s key role in the high-profile discovery of the remains of Richard IIII under a car park was singled out as Research Project of the Year at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards in 2013.

The judges said it “represents the highest quality of archaeology investigation and discovery, while stimulating the imagination of publics throughout the world.”


The ULAS team have been nominated for and won a number of Current Archaeology Awards. The annual awards pay tribute to archaeology’s star projects and publications, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology.

  • Research Project of the Year 2013: Richard III: the search for the last Plantagenet King (winner)
  • Archaeologist of the Year 2014: ULAS co-director Dr Richard Buckley (winner)
  • Research Project of the Year 2016: Burrough Hill: Signs of Life in a Midlands hillfort (nominated)
  • Rescue Project of the Year 2017: Buried Between Road and River: Investigating a Roman cemetery in Leicester (nominated)
  • Rescue Project of the Year 2018: A colourful past: Uncovering magnificent mosaics in the heart of Roman Leicester (nominated)

We also carry out award winning community projects and we were delighted in 2017 when our Deputy Director Vicki Score was awarded the Council for British Archaeology's Marsh Archaeology Award for Community Archaeologist of the Year.

Richard Buckley collects an Archaeologist of the Year Award in 2014

Members of ULAS meet the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace when collecting a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2013.

Members of the Richard III research team collect a THE Research Project of the Year Award in 2013.

Share this page:

Contact Us

For a friendly discussion on any aspect of how we may help you with archaeological work please call or email.

Tel: 0116 252 2848


Archaeological Services (ULAS), University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.