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Social Policy Prizes

Celebrating outstanding achievement

The Department has a number of prestigious prizes to celebrate the outstanding achievements of its graduating students each year.

Undergraduate Prizes

David Piachaud Prize

Awarded for conspicuous achievement, and established in 2017 to celebrate the distinguished career of Professor David Piachaud. With a career at LSE spanning fifty years, Professor Piachaud is recognised for his world leading research in social security, social exclusion, and child poverty. His close affiliation with the Department continues as Emeritus Professor of Social Policy.

Prize recipients for conspicious achievement 2018/19

  •  Jennifer Cutcliffe, BSc Social Policy
  •  James Slater, BSc Social Policy
  • Alexander Wienand, BSc Social Policy with Government
  • Paige Wilson, BSc Social Policy and Sociology

Jane Lewis Prize

Awarded for the best undergraduate dissertation, and established in 2017 to celebrate the distinguished career of Professor Jane Lewis. Professor Lewis is recognised for her world leading research in social policy and administration, social history, and gender studies. Her close affiliation with the Department continues as Emeritus Professor of Social Policy.

Prize recipient for best dissertation 2018/19

  • Idil Farah, BSc Social Policy and Economics

Janet Beveridge Award

Awarded for outstanding achievement, was originally established by Lord Beveridge in memory of his wife. William Beveridge was Director of LSE from 1919-1937. Under Beveridge's directorship the School was firmly established as one of the world's leading social science institutions. Outside academia, Beveridge's career was diverse. His most famous contribution to society is the Beveridge Report (officially, the Social Insurance and Allied Services Report) of 1942, the basis of the 1945‐1951 Labour Government's legislation program for social reform.

Prize recipient for outstanding achievement 2018/19

  • Menna Bishop, BSc Social Policy and Economics

Departmental Prizes

 

Postgraduate Prizes

 

Charles Mostyn Lloyd Memorial Prize

Charles Mostyn Lloyd was Head of the Department of Social Administration from1922‐1944. A prize is awarded in his memory for outstanding performance at MSc level.

Prize recipient 2018/19

  • Coleen Gravens, MSc International Social and Public Policy

Christie Exhibition Prize

The prize, for overall achievement, is awarded in memory of Mary Elizabeth Christie, a former lecturer in the Department of Social Science.

Prize recipient 2018/19

  • Ania Domanski, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Migration)

Delia Ashworth Prize

Mary Isabel Ashworth (known as Delia) studied social science at LSE from 1936‐1938. She bequeathed a sum of money to the School and an award was established in 1971 in her memory. In view of Ms Ashworth's particular interest in social work, this prize is awarded for outstanding performance in an MSc programme by a student likely to pursue a career in this field.

Prize recipient 2018/19

  • Genevieve Ryan, MSc Criminal Justice Policy

Loch Exhibition Prize

The prize, for merit or achievement, was established by a private benefactor and is awarded in memory of Sir Charles Loch, who spent his life working to improve the welfare of the poor and disadvantaged.

Prize recipients 2018/19

  • David Edwards, MSc Social Policy (Research)
  • Jarrod Hughes, MSc Social Policy (Research)
  • Sizhe Lian, MSc International Social and Public Policy
  • Maria Palma Carvajal, MSc Social Policy (Research)
  • Armin Seif Amir Hosseini, MSc Social Policy (Research)

 

 

Sir Julian Le Grand Behavioural Public Policy Prize

The Sir Julian Le Grand Behavioural Public Policy Prize is awarded to the student who submits the best essay in Behavioural Public Policy each year. Sir Julian Le Grand, former Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, judges the best essay. All students who are considered for this prize are afforded the opportunity to be published either in the Journal, Behavioural Public Policy, or on the Behavioural Public Policy Blog. 

Prize recipient 2018/19

  • Emelia Rivas Lagos, MSc Public Policy and Administration

Titmuss Prize

Richard Titmuss was Professor of Social Administration at LSE from 1950 until his death in 1973. His publications on welfare and social policy were radical and wide-ranging, spanning fields such as demography, class inequalities in health, social work, and altruism. 

Titmuss' work played a critical role in establishing the study of social policy as a scientific discipline; it helped to shape the development of the British Welfare State and influenced thinking about social policy worldwide.

Prizes are awarded in his memory for best overall performance, outstanding performance and outstanding dissertation.

Prize recipient for best overall performance

  • Craig Bateman, MSc International Social and Public Policy (All Streams)
  • Alyssa Oursler, MSc Criminal Justice Policy
  • Genevieve Ryan, MSc Criminal Justice Policy

Prize recipients for outstanding performance 2018/19

  • Craig Bateman, MSc International Social and Public Policy (NGOs)
  • Anna Bradshaw, MSc Social Policy (Research)
  • Hannah Budde, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Migration)
  • Maya Hammad, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)
  • Alice Troiano, MSc International Social and Public Policy

Prize recipients for outstanding dissertation 2018/19

  • Laura Butts, MSc International Social and Public Policy (NGOs)
  • David Flatscher, MSc International Social and Public Policy
  • Coleen Gravens, MSc International Social and Public Policy
  • Maya Hammad, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)
  • Isabella Hilber, MSc International Social and Public Policy

Titmuss PhD Prize

The Titmuss PhD Prize is a prestigious award, made annually, to recognise the most outstanding thesis submitted by a student of the Department. 

Prize recipient 2018/19

Joint prize to:

Miranda Bevan

'Children and young people in police custody: an exploration of the experience of children and young people detained in police custody following arrest, from the perspective of the young suspect'
Supervisors: Professor Tim Newburn, Dr Coretta Phillips
Read here

and

Cristian Crespo

'Essays on conditional cash transfers, targeting and educational outcomes: evidence from Chile'
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Jenkins, Dr Grace Lordan            
Read here