The College may award undergraduate Scholarships and Exhibitions to those who perform very well in University examinations and/or in their College work and Collections. These awards recognise academic excellence and encourage students to work at the highest level. Students may also be nominated for other College prizes; scroll down for more information about academic awards available.
Scholarships are automatically awarded to undergraduates who have obtained a First or a Distinction in their First Public Examination. Scholarships are worth £300 annually and are granted from the start of the academic year following the examination. Recipients of the award will receive payment in 6th week of Michaelmas Term.
Exhibitions are another form of scholarship and are worth £200 annually. Recommendations for these awards may be made by subject tutors in the cases of candidates who, following a year of strong academic performance, were very close to achieving a First or a Distinction in either First Public or intermediate examinations, or who obtained a University Prize in a single paper in such examinations. Recommendations are considered and awarded by the College’s Governing Body. Recipients of the award will receive payment in 6th week of Michaelmas Term.
All undergraduates who are awarded a First in their Final Honour School receive a prize of £50 from the College; some of these prizes are associated with a named donor.
Tutors may also periodically nominate a student for book prizes of £50 for excellent performance in College Collections or vacation essays, etc. Recommendations are considered by Academic Committee and then Governing Body.
A prize of £400, awarded to the most distinguished finalist. Recommendations are considered by the Hurry Prize Committee, which reports in Michaelmas Term.
A prize of £350, awarded to the third-year Mathematician with the highest first-class mark. The prize is open to all joint schools but is assessed only on the students’ mathematical achievements (including Statistics, but not Computer Science or Philosophy).
A prize of £500, awarded to a student of French who has shown marked improvement over their second year.
A prize of £100, awarded to a student in the second or penultimate year of a Mathematics or Sciences degree.
A prize of £100, awarded in Practical Biochemistry.
Part 1A A prize of £150, awarded to the student of Chemistry who performs best in the second-year examination (provided that the results are of first-class quality).
Part 1B A prize of £150, awarded to the student of Chemistry scoring the highest practical mark after Part 1B.
FPE A prize of £150, awarded to the student who receives the highest distinction marks in the Preliminary Examination in PPE.
FHS A prize of £250, awarded to the student who receives who receives the best first-class degree in PPE Finals.
A prize of £300, awarded for the best piece of creative writing by a current St Hugh’s student. Categories of writing that are included in the scope of the Award include: poetry; short prose fiction; drama; memoir and life writing; travel writing. Details are circulated to students in Hilary Term.
Prizes of £50 and £100, awarded for the best verse translations into English of verse writing in in French, German, Italian, or Spanish. The awards are advertised via the College Office for submissions by 0th week of Hilary Term. Entries should be between 12 and 60 lines in length.
A prize of £250, awarded on the basis of an essay, no longer than 10,000 words, submitted by any undergraduate of St Hugh’s College in a topic in Philosophy, Politics, or Economics. This award is advertised by the College Office for submissions by 2nd Week of Trinity Term.
Essays on a topic in Philosophy should be submitted to Professor Adrian Moore, those on a topic in Politics to Professor David Doyle, and those on a topic in Economics to Dr Sanjay Jain. Enquiries can be addressed to any of these tutors.
A prize of £60, awarded for a musical performance of between 10 and 15 minutes on any instrument (excepting the organ) or voice by any first-year undergraduate student. Applicants should provide, if necessary, their own accompanist. The competition is usually held in Trinity Term and the winner invited to give a recital shortly afterwards.