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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

The prize, awarded for conspicuous achievement, was 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.

Jane Lewis Prize

The prize, awarded for the best undergraduate dissertation, was 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.

Janet Beveridge Award

The prize, 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.

Prize recipients 2015/16

  • Alexander Talbot, BSc Social Policy with Government (finalist)
  • Zoe Oakley, BSc Social Policy with Government (continuing student)

 

Departmental Prizes

Awarded to the candidate with the highest mark in SA100 (year 1 core course)

Awarded to the candidate with the highest mark in SA219 (year 2 core course)

 

Postgraduate Prizes

Charles Mostyn Lloyd Memorial Prize

The prize, for outstanding performance at MSc level, is awarded  in memory of Charles Mostyn Lloyd, who was Head of the Department of Social Administration from 1922-1944.

Prize recipients 2015/16

Mirah Mahaswari, MSc in Social Policy and Development (Non-Governmental Organisations)

 

Christie Exhibition

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

Prize recipients 2015/16

Lara Coghlan, MSc in Social Policy (Research)

 

Delia Ashworth Prize

The prize, for outstanding performance, is awarded to a student likely to pursue a career in social work.  Mary Ashworth (known as Delia) studied social science at LSE from 1936-1938 and the award was established in her memory.

Prize recipients 2015/16

Rana Khazbak, MSc in Social Policy (Research)

 

Loch Exhibition

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 2015/16

  • Yezarni Wynn, MSc in Global Health
  • Alexandra Jensen, MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management
  • Chih Yuan Cheng, MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing
  • Po-Han Huang, MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing
  • Ian Nason, MSc in International Health Policy (Health Economics)
  • Arianna Espinosa Oliver, MSc in Social Policy and Development
  • Sara Shahvisi, MSc in Social Policy (Social Policy and Planning)
  • Belinda Adjetey, MSc in Social Policy (Research)

 

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 performance and outstanding dissertation in for the following MSc programmes:

MSc Criminal Justice Policy

MSc Population and Development

MSc Social Policy (European and Comparative Social Policy)

MSc Social Policy (Research)

MSc Social Policy (Social Policy and Planning)

MSc Social Policy and Development

MSc Social Policy and Development (Non-Governmental Organisations)

Prize recipients for best performance 2015/16

  • Andrea Coady, MSc in Criminal Justice Policy
  • Elizabeth Wilkins, MSc in Population and Development
  • Angeli Caroline Jeyarajah, MSc in Social Policy (European and Comparative Social Policy)
  • Mario Battaglini, MSc in Social Policy (Research)
  • Elizabeth Cain, MSc in Social Policy (Social Policy and Planning)
  • Kieran Way, MSc in Social Policy and Development
  • Myriam Hernandez Vazquez, MSc in Social Policy and Development (Non-Governmental Organisations)

Prize recipients for outstanding dissertation 2015/16

  • Alice Moscicki, MSc in Criminal Justice Policy
  • Elizabeth Wilkins, MSc in Population and Development
  • John Anthony Hewitt Jones, MSc in Social Policy (European and Comparative Social Policy)
  • Solina Li, MSc in Social Policy (Research)
  • Tsung Ling Katy Lau, MSc in Social Policy (Social Policy and Planning)
  • Abraham Hidalgo-Mendoza, MSc in Social Policy and Development
  • Sulaiman Haqpana, MSc in Social Policy and Development (Non-Governmental Organisations)

 

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 2015/16

Thomas Guiney, PhD Programme, 'In the shadow of the prison gates: an institutional analysis of early release policy and practice in England and Wales, 1960-1995'