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Student Prizes

The Department awards a number of prizes to students each year for outstanding performance and academic achievement. Prizewinners are informed once exam results are released. 

The Department of Statistics is grateful for the generous support of donors for these prizes. 

Undergraduate Prizes

Bowley Prize

Awarded to the best third year undergraduate project in Applied Statistics (ST312). Prize: £350

Cyril Offord Prize

Awarded for outstanding performance in BSc Mathematics and Economics or BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics. The prize is awarded by the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and the winners decided jointly between the two Departments. Prize: £200

Farr Prize

Awarded for the best performance in final examinations for a BSc student in the Departments of Mathematics or Statistics. The winner is decided jointly between the 2 Departments. Prize: There is a prize fund of £500, the prize will be split between 2 winners

IMA Prizes

Two prizes are awarded for outstanding performance in the final year of an institute of mathematics and its applications (IMA) approved course. All degrees within the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics are IMA approved so this is a joint decision. Prize: A year’s free membership of the IMA

Winton Capital Prizes

This prize will be awarded to two undergraduate statistics students who have taken the Stochastics and Actuarial Methods in Finance course (ST330) and achieved the highest weighted average marks. Two prizes of £500 are awarded. Prize: 2 prizes of £500

Undergraduate prize winners - Benjamin Lim Teng Kiat and Woo Hee Yik. 

Postgraduate prize winners -  Zhiya Liu, Keven Beck Hwai Boon, Luis Alonso Ma Takeshita, Yihuang Gu, Shuhan Yang and Kaifang Zhou. 

Worshipful Company of Actuaries

This prize is for an Act Sci student entering either their 2nd or 3rd year of study. This is not a school prize and the cheques are raised by the WCA themselves and a presentation is arranged (by the UG Administrator) where the students are awarded the cheques and members of the WCA attend too. Prize: Usually a £300 given to one student or £150 to two students

Postgraduate Prizes

The Winton Prize for academic excellence in MSc Statistics/MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics) and MSc Statistics (Social Statistics)

This prize will be awarded to the student with the highest overall mark in their assessments. Prize: £500

The Winton Prize for best dissertation in MSc Statistics/MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics)/MSc Statistics (Social Statistics)

This prize will be awarded to the MSc Statistics/MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics)/MSc Statistics (Social Statistics) (Research) student with the highest mark in their dissertation. Prize: £500 

The Winton Prize for academic excellence in MSc Data Science

This prize will be awarded to the MSc in Data Science student with the highest overall marks in their assessments. Prize: £500 

The Winton Prize for best dissertation in MSc Data Science

This prize will be awarded to the MSc Data Science students with the highest overall mark in their Capstone Project/Dissertation. Prize: £500 

The Royal Statistical Society Prize

The Royal Statistical Society provides an annual prize to the MSc Statistics or MSc Financial Statistics student which is awarded to the student with the second highest overall results. Prize: a years’ free graduate membership of the RSS. In order to qualify for this prize, the student in question will need to be eligible for Graduate Statistician Status. If this is not the case, the prize will be awarded to the eligible student with the next highest mark.

The Rajendra Bhansali Prize

This Prize is made possible by a generous donation from Rajendra Bhansali, graduate (BSc Econ), 1967 and PhD, 1971) and former member of staff (1967-68) of LSE and now Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool. The prize is awarded to a MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management student with the highest overall mark in their assessments. Prize: £200