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Awards and recognition schemes for those within the doctoral community

Find out more about the various award schemes for doctoral students and staff who work with doctoral students, as well as details of how to nominate

Doctoral Awards

Nominations are now closed for the 2022 Doctoral Awards.


Awards for doctoral students

  • Doctoral Recognition Awards
  • Godfrey & Sue Hall PGR Student Prize
  • Vice-Chancellor Engage Awards

Awards for staff who support doctoral students

  • Doctoral Recognition Awards
  • Excellence in Doctoral Supervision
  • Vice-Chancellor Engage Awards

Doctoral Recognition Awards


The Doctoral Recognition Awards, organised by the Doctoral College, recognise students and staff who have contributed to enhancing the doctoral student experience.

The student award could be awarded to a student who is actively involved in organising events to benefit others, improving equality and diversity, or enhancing the reputation of the University attending conferences and events.

The staff award could be awarded to a supportive supervisor, a team within the University who has shown commitment to doctoral students, or another member of staff who has improved the student experience.

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Group photo of Doctoral Celebration Award winners 2022

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize


The Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize is awarded to a supervisor or supervisory team who has demonstrated exceptional performance in doctoral supervision.

In 2022, the prize was presented to supervisor Dr Andrew Johnson from the Department of Chemistry.

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Image of award winner Dr Andrew Johnson with Professor Sarah Hainsworth Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Godfrey and Sue Hall Postgraduate Research Student Prize


The Godfrey and Sue Hall Postgraduate Research Student Prize, previously known as the Ede and Ravenscroft Postgraduate Research Student Prize, is an annual award for the best postgraduate research student.

The winner will receive £1,000 from Godfrey and Sue Hall.

The winner of the 2022 Godfrey and Sue Hall Postgraduate Research Student Prize was Jakub Dziegielowski, PhD student in Chemical Engineering.

Find out more about this Prize
Award winner Jakub Dziegielowski with Professor Sarah Hainsworth Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards


The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards aims to reward and celebrate the work of colleagues from across the University of Bath who are engaging non-academic audiences with their research. The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards are open to all research staff at the University of Bath and doctoral students applying as individuals, groups or centres for recognition of activities or projects that illustrate high-quality public engagement associated with their research.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards are run biennially: the next series of nominations is scheduled to open in Spring 2023.

Find out more about these Awards
VC Engage Awards

Photographs

Have a look at some of the pictures from our last Doctoral Celebration Awards event which took place on 14th June 2022.


Doctoral Celebration Evening 2022

Find out more about the awards

Should you want to find out more about the individual awards then please use the contact details found on each of the specific award pages.