John Ying Wah Gibson Prize Fund

The Department remembers John Ying Wah Gibson, a BSc Mathematics and Economics graduate from the class of 2009 who passed away whilst running the Singapore Marathon in December 2016. 


The Estate of John Gibson has established the John Ying Wah Gibson Prize Fund which awards prizes annually to students on any programme run by the Department of Mathematics. John is remembered as a dedicated student who made excellent contributions to his cohort, in particular in offering support to his fellow students.


 The John Ying Wah Gibson Citizenship Prize

Awarded by the Department of Mathematics to a student of good academic achievement who demonstrates strong service to society and the LSE community. One prize of £500 will be awarded annually. The application form is available on the Departmental Moodle sites for each programme.

List of prizewinners
Year Name ProgrammeVoluntary Work
 2017/18 Diego Skromne-Carrasco BSc Mathematics and Economics LSESU Raising and Giving committee member, and avid charity fund raiser during his studies

The John Ying Wah Gibson Voluntary Work Award

This Award is made to recognise or support Mathematics student(s) pursuing voluntary work aimed at making the world a better place. Student applications to the Voluntary Work Award can be made at any time by completing the form on programmes’ Moodle sites. The value and timing of all awards made are made at the discretion of the Head of Department.

List of Prizewinners
YearNameProgrammeVoluntary Work
 2017/18 Zhihong Zhang BSc Mathematics and Economics Volunteering in Egypt over the summer, with a focus on eradicating gender inequality

Want to nominate yourself or a fellow student? Access your shared Moodle area (Undergraduate or Postgraduate) and submit the form.