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Competitions and prizes

We run a whole range of different competitions and prizes throughout the year.

 

Academic achievement prizes


Trophies

Academic prizes are awarded for students of each year of study. These are presented to students after the relevant examination board meetings. Prizes to the value of £250 are awarded annually as follows:

BSc IR year 1 (The Geoffrey Stern prize): 
for the best IR100 Theories and Concepts of International Relations examination performance by an IR student.

BSc IR year 2 (The Goodwin prize): 
for the best examination performance by a second year BSc IR student.

BSc IR year 3 (The Coral Bell Prize): 
for the best degree performance overall by a third year BSc IR student.

BSc IR year 3 (The Philip Noel-Baker dissertation prize): 
for the best 10,000 word BSc IR Dissertation.

MSc IR (The Philip Windsor dissertation prize): 
for the best 10,000 word MSc IR Dissertation.

MSc IR Research (The Martin Wight dissertation prize):
for the best 10,000 word MSc IR (research) Dissertation

MSc IR (The Michael Donelan prize): 
for the best IR410 examination performance.

MSc IPE (The Susan Strange dissertation prize): 
for the best 10,000 word MSc IPE Dissertation.

MSc IRT Dissertation Prize (The Fred Halliday dissertation prize): 
for the best 10,000 word MSc IRT Dissertation.

Check out our blog for details of each year's winners

 

Marco Lam blog prize

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In honour of the late Kuan (Marco) Long Lam, the Department established this prize for outstanding blogging. Each year, students are asked to submit blogs on a specific theme. The winning entry receives a prize, while the top three entries are all published on the IR blog. The 2021 winning entries can be found here.

 

 

The IR art competition

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Since our arrival in the Centre Building, we have launched what will be an annual competition for student artwork to be displayed on the walls of our Department home. The department will display artwork on the theme of International Relations for one year, and pay for framing costs. We will renew this artwork on an annual basis.