Course prizes in Geography
We award a number of prizes each year to recognise outstanding performance by students in Geography, Human Geography and Physical Geography. There is more information about Keele University prizes here. Details of some of the prizes that are especially relevant to students on the Geography programmes are provided on the tabs below.
1st, 2nd and 3rd-Year
Geography Named Prizes
The Alan Walton Memorial Prize
The Alan Walton Memorial Prize is a University Prize awarded in memory of Alan Walton, who was a lecturer in Geography at Keele from 1954 until his death in 1979. The prize is awarded to a student of sufficient merit in any of the Geography programmes at the end of the first year of study. The trustees of the award take into account both academic achievement and other measures of a student's overall performance or contribution to the life of the School. This prize will be listed on both the student transcript and the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation. The prize is a cheque for £25. The prize is administered within the School by Dr Peter Knight, who is the Trustee of the memorial fund.
Elsie Beaver Prize in Geography
Award type: Cheque
This prize was established in 1974 by the Donation of Mrs Elsie Beaver, who was Map Curator in the Department of Geography, and the wife of the first Professor of Geography. The prize is awarded for the best piece of individual fieldwork submitted by a final year Geography student as part of the degree requirements, other than those awarded the Farquharson Prize. This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.
The Victoria Bentley Memorial Prize
Award Type: Cheque
This prize is dedicated to the memory of Victoria Bentley, who completed her degree in Geography at Keele shortly before her death in 2016. The prize is awarded annually, to the final year student in any of the Geography, Human Geography or Physical Geography degree courses, who has made an exceptional contribution to the academic community of Geography at Keele, including contributions to the student experience, course development and academic engagement.The prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.
Alexander and Dorothea Farquharson Fund Field Studies Prizes
Award type: Cheque
The prizes are derived from the assets of the Institute of Sociology and Le Play House Press, which were made over to the University College by the Institute of Sociology in 1955. The Institute of Sociology was founded by Alexander and Dorothea Farquharson, and the prizes are intended to promote the objects for which the Institute of Sociology was incorporated. The prizes will be awarded to students on one of the Geography courses in the School, for the best original account of Geography fieldwork.This prize will be listed on both the student transcript and the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.
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