The School of Computing prize giving is held annually around the end of June or beginning of July after all the exam boards have taken place. The event takes place in one of the School’s lecture theatres and takes the form of an informal ceremony followed by refreshments. Each prize winner can bring two guests.
Information for Students
All students across all of the School’s courses are eligible for prizes. There are prizes sponsored by local companies, the British Computer Society (BCS) and class prizes. Sponsored prizes are typically between £150-250 in value and have in the past included cheques, digital cameras, a Wii and book tokens. BCS prizes are typically book tokens and a one year membership of BCS.
Stage 1 and 2 Prizes
Prizes for Stage 1 and 2 students are currently sponsored by ConocoPhillips. The criteria specified by ConocoPhillips for winning a prize are: good overall performance/significant improvement from Semester 1 to Semester 2 or successful completion of year in face of known adverse circumstances
Francis Morrison Prize
The Francis Morrison prize, set up in the memory of a former student of the School, is awarded to the student with the best honours project. This prize is a cheque for £150.
Stage 3 and 4 Prizes
A number of local companies currently sponsor prizes for Stage 3 and 4 students. Not all Stage 3 courses currently have sponsorship, in which case a class prize is awarded. A class prize is a cheque for around £40.00. Prizes are typically awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement on each of the courses.
Details of all the local companies who sponsor prizes can be found in the programme:
Update – 04-07-12
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