Finalist Prizes 2005

The Edgar Palamountain Award for Excellence

Chloe Woodhead with Estena Natalia NewboldIn 1993, a solid Gold Medal, ‘The Edgar Palamountain Award for Excellence‘, was instituted in memory of Edgar Palamountain, Chairman of the Council at Buckingham from 1979 to 1984. The award is given every year to the undergraduate who is judged ‘first among equals’.

“Like many people, the idea of completing a 3-year degree in 2 years first drew me to the University of Buckingham. It was the multicultural environment and constant buzz on campus that kept me intrigued and captivated during my brief time there. The dedication and knowledge of the staff at the Law School encouraged me to think of every possible legal query and answer and completely fascinated me. It was their dedication in teaching the course that provoked me to dedicate myself to getting the best results academically. I truly enjoyed my time at Buckingham and would recommend this University to anyone.

A day of high note for me was when I received the Edward Palamountain Award for Excellence. This prize came unexpectedly and I am still humbled for having received a prize that has declared me’first among equals’.”

Estena Natalia Newbold, Law with Spanish 2005

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.

Minh Hien Nguyen (centre) with the Shenfield brothers“My time in Buckingham was one of the most valuable stages in my life. This was due not only to the multicultural environment, but also the very interesting topics discussed in the courses of the MSc in Service Management programme which appealed and eventually fascinated me.

The most memorable day for me was when I received the Dame Barbara Shenfield Award for Excellence. This prize has proven what I have already learned before in my Service Management courses: our quality of work is inevitably linked to our intrinsic motivation.”

Minh Hien Nguyen, MSc Service Management 2005

Other prize winners

Accounting and Finance

The Best Graduating Student Ismah Nosheen Ali
The John Wheeler Prize for the Best Graduating Student Ismah Nosheen Ali

Business Studies

The Hans Peter Stein Memorial Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the University Brendan Paul O’Flaherty
The Best Graduating Student (July) Georg Friedrich Baur
The Best Graduating Student (January) Cornelius Schleifer

Information Systems

The Best Performance in the Part 2 Examination Luciana Noelline Vidot

Psychology

The Best Performance in the Part 2 Examination Lucie May Ilbury

Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors

The Friends of the University of Buckingham Prize for the student who showed the greatest potential by achieving best marks at the end of the first term Elena Grassi

English Language Studies and English Literature

The Best Performance in the Part 2 Examinations Monika Mikula

Law – January 2005 Graduates

The Sweet and Maxwell Law Prize for the Best Performance in the Final Examination Carol Vinora Solomon
A Good Performance in the Part 2 Examination (shared) Constantina Arkade
Jairam Mangra
The Merit Prize for a Good All-round Performance academically and Making an Important contribution to the life of the University Ermin Nhemiah Moise
The Roderick Wu Prize for the Best Performance in Law of Evidence Jairam Mangra

Law – July 2004 Graduates

The Pettit Prize for Best Performance in the Final Examination Sponsored by Butterworths Estena Natalia Newbold
A Good Performance in the Part 2 Examination Chin Eu Steven Yeo
The Merit Prize for a Good All-round Performance academically and Making an Important contribution to the life of the University George Nicholas Hernan Jones
The Tunku Abdul Rahman Prize in International Law Shantel Sharan Taylor

Law – Part-Time Graduates

The best performance in the Final Examination Kim Patricia Dalton

The Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for the best continuing student

Georg Friedrich Baur & David Alexander Stubbs