Prizes

Our prizes celebrate and reward academic excellence and achievement.


Teacher of the Year

An annual prize for excellence in teaching, decided by a student vote.

The Douglas Lewin Memorial Prize

This prize has been made available through donations from the Universities of Brunel, East Anglia, Sheffield and Southampton in memory of the late Professor Douglas Lewin who, at each University, made significant academic contributions in the field of Electronics and Computer Science. One prize of £100 is awarded annually at each of the four universities. It is available to level 3 or level 4 students, and is awarded for 'Best Examination performance'.

The Mappin Medal and Premiums

Through the generosity of the late Sir Frederick Mappin, Bart, the University offers seven medals each accompanied by a premium of £100. It is made available to candidates for the Level 3 examination in the third year of a BEng course or in the fourth year of an MEng course, and is awarded for 'Greatest Distinction shown by candidates reading for the degree'.

The FinancialForce Prize

Established in 2017 and offered through the generosity of cloud services provider FinancialForce. One award of £150 is awarded to the most outstanding dissertation project on the topic of cloud computing.

The Fretwell-Downing Prize

One prize of £100 is awarded annually, and was made available in 1995 by Fretwell-Downing Data Systems Limited. It is available to MSc students, and is awarded for 'Performance in the MSc project'.

The Inspec Solutions Ltd Prize

One prize of £100 is awarded annually, and was made available in 2011 by Inspec Solutions Limited. It is available to MSc students, and is awarded for 'Best Overall Performance'.

This prize was discontinued after 2015.

The John Wiley and Sons Ltd Prize

One prize of £100 of book tokens, to be redeemed against books from John Wiley and Sons Ltd., is awarded annually, and was made available in 1999 by John Wiley and Sons Limited. It is available to Level 1 students, and is awarded for the "Best Overall Performance".

The British Computer Society Eliot Chiat Prize

This prize has been made available through the British Computer Society in memory of the late Eliot Chiat, who was a member of the Computing Services at the University of Sheffield, and also a long-time Secretary for the South Yorkshire branch of the British Computer Society.
One prize of £150 is awarded annually, and was made available in 2004 by the British Computer Society. It is available to level 2 students, and is awarded for 'best overall performance'.

The Hollowbrook Prize

One prize of £100 is awarded annually, and was made available in 1995 by Hollowbrook Computer Services Limited. It is available to Level 3 students, and is awarded for 'Performance in the Level 3 project'. This prize was replaced by The Syntegra Prize in 2002.

The BT Syntegra Prize

One prize of £125 is awarded annually, and was made available in 2002 by BT Syntegra. It is available to Level 3 students, and is awarded for 'Performance in the Level 3 project'. This prize ceased being awarded after 2005.