Undergraduate study awards and prizes

School of Life Sciences

Campion Prize in Biology

Award type: Book token
Amount: to be determined by the School on an annual basis

This prize, from money made available by Dr Mary Campion, a lecturer in the Department for over thirty years, is awarded annually to the second Principal year Biology student who, in the opinion of the departmental staff, has shown most diligence whilst studying Biology.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.

The Alisha Zaman Memorial Prize

Award type: Cheque
Amount: £500

The Prize has been established by her family with an annual gift in memory of Alisha Zaman’s time as a biology undergraduate student at Keele (2017-2020). Unfortunately, she suddenly passed away in 2020, aged 21. The prize is to honour her love for nature and as a wildlife enthusiast, and her heart-felt passion for welfare of her fellow students at the School of Life Sciences and beyond. She generously gave her time as a Student Ambassador, International Social Media Coordinator, and Student Voice Representative of her class and a member of the Wildlife Society and NUS Students for Trees Council. She was talented, intelligent and well loved by many.

The Prize will be awarded to a student on a biology-related programme who has achieved excellence in performance in their Level-6 Independent Student Project (ISP) and/or has deemed to have made a significant contribution to the life and well-being of students at the School of Life Sciences.

Kieran Fry and James Bradley Prize for Contribution

Award type: Cheque
Amount: £50

This prize was established in 2003 to commemorate two year 1 students who were tragically killed in a road traffic accident. The prize amounts to the interest from a fund established by Mr Martin Black and will be awarded to a student reading either Principal Biochemistry or Biomedical Science and who is deemed to have made a significant contribution to the life and well-being of the School of Life Sciences. Candidates for the prize may be nominated by fellow students or staff and the recipient will be decided by an awarding committee chaired by the Head of School. 

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.

Oxford University Press Achievement in Biosciences Prize

Award type: Book token
Amount: £100

Awarded to the student with the highest overall aggregate in the School of Life Sciences.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation

Society of Biology Top Student Award

Award type: One year's free Associate membership of the Society
Amount: £0

This prize is awarded to the student with the best overall performance in Principal Biology. The prize is one year's free Associate membership of the Society allowing the winner to use the post-nominal letters AMSB and take advantage of a range of member benefits.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.

The Biochemical Society Undergraduate Recognition Award

Award type: 12 months membership of the Biochemical Society
Amount: £0

This prize is awarded to the student with the best academic achievement in Biochemistry.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.

The Institute of Biomedical Science President's Prize

Award type: Cheque
Amount: £100

This prize is awarded to the Biomedical Science undergraduate IBMS student member with the best overall academic performance.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.

The Physiological Society Prize

Award type: Cheque
Amount: £100

This prize is awarded to the student with the best academic achievement in Neuroscience.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.

Ursula Lawton Level 5 Prize

Award type: Cheque
Amount: £100

This prize is awarded to the student with the highest aggregate at level 5 across all Life Sciences programmes.

This prize will be listed on the HEAR, and will be announced at graduation.