Undergraduate Prizes and Awards
Each year the School of Chemistry celebrates the achievements of its undergraduate students with a range of awards and prizes.
These are presented at a special prize giving ceremony in Winter and as part of the School's graduation celebrations in Summer. Many of the awards are generously supported by partners in industry or have been established to honour outstanding contributions of former members of the School. The most recent recipients are listed below.
Summer Prize Giving 2021
The Whetstone Award
This award recognises one of our technical or support staff who has made an outstanding contribution in helping our undergraduate or postgraduate students.
Presented by Martin Dellar to Kevin Butler.
The Forth Prize was established in 1959 in memory of Henry Forth and is awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate in the final year of the BSc Degree course in Chemistry.
Presented by Anna Bertram to Jasmine Ly.
John Topliss Award
Awarded for overall excellence in achievement. It is awarded to an MSci student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and is an excellent ambassador for the School and the discipline of Chemistry through their communication skills and personality.
Presented by Professor Katharine Reid to Rhoda Phillips.
Boots Drummond Prize
The Boots Drummond Prize was established in 1952, in memory of Sir Jack Drummond, Director of Research for Boots Pure Drug Company Ltd. It is awarded to a student whose work during the final year of the BSc Honours Degree course in Chemistry has been distinguished.
Presented by Ged O'Shea (Director of Research at Boots) to Guang Cao.
This prize is awarded to a student whose work in Medicinal Chemistry has been outstanding.
Presented by Dr Luisa Ciano to Alexandra Hickey.
Addison Medal and Prize
This prize is awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate in Inorganic Chemistry, in the final year of the MSci degree.
Presented by Professor Steve Howdle to Annamay Preston-Morley.
The Gillian Milne Memorial Prize for Chemistry
The prize is administered by Friends of The University of Nottingham: America Inc. It is an annual prize awarded to for the graduating student with the highest marks in MSci Chemistry.
Presented by Professor David Amabilino to John Fox.
Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry Prize
This prize is awarded to the student whose work in the final year of BBC has been outstanding.
Presented by Charlotte Clark to Alexander Waring.
Masson Gulland Medal and Prize
The award is given to an undergraduate student whose laboratory work in Chemistry in the final year of the MSci degree course BBC has been outstanding.
Presented by Dr Rossana Wright to Robert Rivett.
The Stevens Prize is awarded annually for outstanding performance in the final year of the MSci Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Course.
Presented by Professor Chris Hayes to Eloise Billington.
The King Memorial Medal and Prizes
Four medals and prizes are awarded annually for outstanding laboratory work in the final year: three to students on the MSci degree course in Chemistry (one each in Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry); and one to a student on the MSci degree course in Chemistry and Molecular Physics.
Presented by the children of Professor King: Deborah Godbold, Caroline Bradford, and Jonathan King, to Uzayr Sher, Ellitt Hocknull, Jason Bond, Hannah Brown.