Summer Graduation 2014

The Animal and Plant Sciences summer 2014 graduation ceremony took place on Thursday 24 July. It was followed by a reception for graduating students, their families and staff at Inox Dine in Sheffield Students' Union. You can see pictures from the reception in the slide show on the right, and find details of the 2014 prize winners below.

Many congratulations to all those graduating this year, both undergraduates and postgraduates, and to all our prize and award winners. We wish you all the best with the next steps in your careers.


APS Prizes and Receipients

J.G.Boswell Memorial Prize in Botany

Founded in 1965 from subscriptions in memory of Dr J G Boswell, Reader in Plant Physiology, member of staff of the University from 1931-64, and Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Pure Science, the prize is awarded for final year examination performance.

Awarded to: Ellen Rignell

Ellen Rignell

A.R. Clapham Prize in Ecology

This prize was established in 1993 by The New Phytologist Trust in memory of Professor A R Clapham. Head of the Department of Botany from 1944-1969, Acting Vice-Chancellor (1965) and editor of The New Phytologist from 1931-61. Awarded for final year project and exam performance in the area of ecology.

Awarded to: Katherine Haynes

Katherine Haynes

J.D. Jones Prize in Zoology

This prize was founded in 1980 from subscriptions in memory of J D Jones, member of staff of the Department of Zoology from 1949 to 1980 and is awarded or final year exam performance in zoology.

Awarded to: Angela-Maria Chira

Professor Ian Rorison Prize in Biology

This Prize was established in 2012 by Dr Monica Rorison, in memory of her late husband, Professor Ian Rorison, who was a former Professor of Plant Ecology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield between 1961 to 1989.
Awarded to Level 4 undergraduate students on the Masters in Biological Sciences degree (MBiolSci) course in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

Awarded to: Rachael Treharne

Palaeontological Prize

Awarded to the a student in their penultimate or final year of study for performance in palaeontological modules or project/dissertation work.

Awarded to: Alexander Askew

Alexander Askew

Achievement in Biosciences Prize

Awarded to a student who performs particularly well in their final year.

Awarded to: Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor

Thomas Woodcock Prize

This prize is awarded on a rotational basis to candidates in Biomedical Science, Plant Sciences and Zoology respectively.
Awarded to Level 3 or Level 4 students based on performance in the relevant subject area.

Awarded to: Bethany Farnworth

Bethany Farnworth

Leonard Eastham Prize

This prize was established in 2012 by a former University of Sheffeld student in memory of her Head of Department, Professor Leonard Eastham, in gratitude for his inspiration and support.
Awarded to final year undergraduates or Taught Postgraduate students who wish to undertake a research project in the field of Zoology.

Awarded to: Lucy Graham

Sheffield Graduate Awards

The Sheffield Graduate Award is a University award made to students who have undertaken a co-ordinated programme of activities outside their degree programme, intended to enhance their experience of higher education and aid their personal growth. Departmental recipients are:

Hannah Allum
Daniel Best
Samantha Blakemore
Katy Bridge
Rachel Burden
Angela-Maria Chira
Daniel Copeland
Alison Cryan
Bethany Farnworth
Lucy Graham
Gabriella Hajduk
Sarah Hamilton

Katherine Haynes
Charlie Hodby
Emma Hughes
Callum Hurley
Ruby Merriman
Francesca Rigby
Joel Rowlands
Hayley Tydeman
Alice Weatherston
Patrick Whelpdale
Charlotte Wilde