Department Student Awards



For the first time, English Literature is awarding prizes for outstanding academic achievement and for outstanding contributions to the life and work of the Department. This summer there will be prizes for academic excellence at Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the degree, for the best presentation, and for the student considered to have contributed most constructively and consistently to seminar discussion. There is also ‘The Simon Dentith Award’ for a student who has had to overcome significant difficulties to complete their studies. The winners of these prizes will be decided by staff following the Summer Exam Boards; each category carries a prize of between £25 and £100.

In two categories we need student nominations and/or self-nominations. These categories are:

Best Contributor to English Literature at Reading: This may include STAR, PALS, Open Day and Visit Days activity (ambassadorship), but it may also include other types of contribution to the life of the Department. You can either nominate a fellow student or nominate yourself. Prize of £100.

Best Contribution to Community and Citizenship: This includes activities such as volunteering in the community beyond the department or beyond the university. It may, for example, include charitable activities or contributions to diversity, equality, and inclusion groups. You can either nominate a fellow student or nominate yourself. Prize of £100.

Send a brief summary of nominations to Dr Madeleine Davies who is Chair of the Prize-giving Panel. Nominations need to be received by 31st May 2017.


About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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