A variety of prizes are awarded at Graduation which allow the University to recognise academic excellence and the contribution individual students make to the University as a whole. Many of the prizes have been generously donated by supporters of the University as well as Buckingham alumni and include The Edgar Palamountain Award for Excellence and The Dame Barbara Shenfield Award. These prizes are awarded annually to the best undergraduate and postgraduate student respectively.
Finalist Prizes 2022
The Edgar Palamountain Award for Excellence
In 1993, a solid Gold Medal, The Edgar Palamountain Medal for Excellence, was instituted in memory of Edgar Palamountain, Chairman of Council at Buckingham from 1979 to 1984. The Award is given every year to the undergraduate who is judged ‘first among equals’.
The Dame Barbara Shenfield Award
In 2005, a solid Gold Medal, The Dame Barbara Shenfield Award, was instituted in memory of Dame Barbara Shenfield, a founder member of the University’s Council. The award will be made annually to the postgraduate who is judged to have achieved the best overall performance of the year.
The G-Volution Prize for Academic Distinction
This prize is awarded for exceptional academic performance during undergraduate studies at Buckingham.
Daisy Anne Tydd Daymond & Marco Rex Germanier Torrado
The Vice-Chancellor’s Prize
This prize is awarded to the one student who, in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor, has made the most outstanding contribution to the life of the university.
Recipients of the Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for Best Continuing Student:
Other prize winners
- Abderrahmane Mezdidioua: The best performance in Postgraduate Finance
- Philip Simon Michael Martin: John Wheeler Prize for the Best Graduating Student
- Yiman Ni: The Most Improved performance in the Part 2 Examinations
- Hugo Matthew Jean Cousin: The Most Improved performance in the Part 2 Examinations
- Kristen T Matthen: Vitalograph Prize for the Best Graduating MBA Student
- Daisy Anne Tydd Daymond: The Hans Peter Stein Memorial Prize
- Victoria Bronwyn Cummings: The Shamil Hamid Memorial Prize
- Sweta Srivastava: The V S Mahesh memorial prize for the MSc Service and Management student who has shown the most commitment to service excellence and achieved their full potential
- Jodie Keough: The best Postgraduate Dissertation
- Murray McCartney: The Most Improved Performance in the Part 2 Examination
School of Computing Prizes
- Thomas Edward Fulat Humphreys: The British Computer Society Prize
- Thomas Edward Fulat Humphreys: The Zizo Prize for the Outstanding Undergraduate Project
- Wissem Redjem: The Ruffley Prize for the Outstanding Postgraduate Project
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Rebecca Walker: The best performance in the MA Decorative Arts
- Elizabeth Margaret Batey: The best performance in the MA Biography
- Barima Kwame Adu-Gyimah & Jade Miller: The Clare Morris Prize for the Best Organised All-Round Student Performance within the English Degree programme (shared)
- Tilly Smith: Davis / Drew Prize for Special Achievement in a Postgraduate Thesis in English Literature
- Sarah Helen Harkness: John Clarke Prize for an Outstanding Research Thesis in History or Biography
- Benjamin Peter Kleboe: The Yolande Hinson Prize for the Best organised All-Round Student Performance in Economics and International Studies
School of Law
- Angelo Vito Falsini: The Best Performance in the LLM Examinations
- Craig Dell: The Morayo Atoki Prize for a good all-round performance academically and for making and important contribution to the LLM Programme
- Mayowa Molawa Olagunju: The Sweet and Maxwell Prize for the Best Performance in the Park 2 Examination
- Mahima Khatun, Anna Mueller, Nisaat Ara Roojee and Afeefa Asgar Salehmohamed: The Merit Prize Offered for a Good All-round Performance Academically and who has also Made an Important Contribution to the Life of the University (Shared)
- Natasha Emily Bennie: The Butterworths Prize for the Best Performance in the Final Examination
- Eva Madekube Natalya Harouni James: A Good Performance in the Part 2 Examination
- Nigel Donohue: A Good Performance in the Part 2 Examination for Part-Time
School of Psychology
- Lydia Violet Tidmarsh: The best performance in the MSc Health Psychology
- Sophie Pizzol: The British Psychological Society Prize
- Lauren Marie Cox: Prize for the best all-rounder finalist
- Sophie Pizzol: The Mike Cawthorne Award for the Best Project
School of Medicine
The Stewert Persen Prize
The Stewert Peterson Prize is awarded annually to the student who has performed best overall in the MB ChB Course, demonstrating the greatest degree of all round excellence.
Duncan Frazer Clark
Academic Achievement in Phase 2
This prize is awarded to the student(s) who attains the highest academic performance overall in the MBChB written papers taken in Phase 2 of the course.
Aaron Omar Khan
Clinical Achievement in Phase 2
This Prize is awarded to the student(s) who attains the highest academic performance overall in the MB ChB clinical examinations in Phase 2 of the course.
Tabitha Katherine May Gould
This prize is awarded to the student who has consistently demonstrated the Professional Values outlined by the General Medical Council through portfolio learning.
Christopher Michael Ford
The spirit of Buckingham Medical School
This Prize is awarded by the final year students to their peer(s) who they feel embodies the spirit of the Buckingham Medical School. An Individual who the students consider to have made and all-round contribution, demonstrated the highest professional values and team working skills. An individual who has had the most positive impact both within and outing the UBMS community.
Hilary Jean Marren Regan and Rayma Alaise Camacho Risquet.
Cawthorne Cup for Academic Achievement in Phase 1
This prize has been awarded to the student(s) who attains the highest academic performance overall in both the written questions and OSCE stations from the non-qualifying assessments in Phase 1.
Aaron Omar Khan
Phase 1 Student Selected Component
This Prize has been awarded to the student(s) who attains the highest academic performance overall in their student selected components from both the taught and the library projects.
Christopher Michael Ford
This Prize has been awarded to the student(s) who attains the highest academic performance overall in their Narrative Medicine essay as reviewed by a specialist panel.
Duncan Fraser Clark
Prizewinning Finalists by year
Details of prize-winners for previous years can be found below: