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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 2019/20

  • Ciara Mitchell, BSc International Social and Public Policy
  • Serife Nugent, BSc International Social and Public Policy with Politics
  • Caitlin Prowle, BSc Social Policy
  • Aisha Siddiqa, BSc International Social and Public Policy

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 2019/20

  • Karen Torres Alarcon, BSc International Social and Public Policy with Politics

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 2019/20

  • Karen Torres Alarcon, BSc International Social and Public Policy with Politics

Departmental Prizes

Awarded to the candidate with the highest mark in SP100 (year 1 core course)

  • Wilson King, BSc International Social and Public Policy and Economics

Awarded to the candidate with the highest mark in SP200 (year 2 core course)

Joint winners:

  • Julia Hui Ern Loh, BSc International Social and Public Policy and Economics
  • Lucy Rufford, International Social and Public Policy and Economics

 

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 2019/20

  • Angelina Opoku Yeboah , MSc International Social and Public Policy (Research)

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 2019/20

  • Bianca Luna Fabris, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Research)

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 2019/20

  • Aye Thiri Kyaw, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Research)

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 2019/20

 

  • Layana Abu-Touq, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Migration)
  • Hanna Bakland, MSc Criminal Justice Policy
  • Marina Fortuno-Orestano, MSc International Social and Public Policy (NGOs)
  • Felicia Lomotey, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)
  • Hannah Ohlund, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)
  • Panayiota Papouridou, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)
  • Gabriella Ribeiro, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)
  • Kurshid Zafari, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)

 

 

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 2019/20

  • Wei Danqi, MSc Criminal Justice Policy

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, outstanding performance, best dissertation and outstanding dissertation.

Prize recipients for best performance 2019/20

  • Abbigail Colwyn, MSc International Social and Public Policy (NGOs)
  • Veronica Corsi, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Migration)- joint winner
  • Harry Davidson, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)
  • Max Quarterman, MSc International Social and Public Policy
  • Marta Santivanez Fernandez, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Migration)- joint winner
  • Basma Yaghi, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Research)

 

Prize recipients for outstanding performance 2019/20

Joint winners:

  • James Fraser, MSc Criminal Justice Policy
  • Aruna Popescu, MSc Criminal Justice Policy

Prize recipient for best dissertation 2019/20

  • Renan Araujo, MSc Criminal Justice Policy

Prize recipients for outstanding dissertation 2019/20

  • Layana Abu Touq, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Migration)
  • Zahra Boudalaqui-Buresi, MSc International Social and Public Policy
  • Carolin Hess, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Research)
  • Brianna Miller, MSc International Social and Public Policy
  • Hannah Ohlund, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)
  • Marta Santivanez Fernandez, MSc International Social and Public Policy (Migration)
  • Charlotte Weekly, 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 recipients 2019/20

Joint winners: 

Tasseli McKay

'When state violence comes home: partner violence in an era of mass incarceration'
Supervisors: Dr Leonidas Cheliotis, Dr Jonathan Jackson
Read here 

and

Tze Ming Mok

'Inside the box: ethnic choice and ethnic change for mixed people in the UK'
Supervisors: Professor Lucinda Platt, Dr Kitty Stewart
Read here