Congratulations to our graduates and academic prize winners

Graduation

Geography and Environmental Science graduation took place on July 18th and the Department of Geography warmly congratulates all our graduates. A reception and prize giving was held afterwards in the Department of Geography for graduates and their families, and group photographs were taken in Weston Park. Photographs are can be viewed on our 2013 alumni page (see link, below).

Our special guest at the reception was Vanessa Lawrence CB, a graduate of the department who is now Director General and CEO of Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s national mapping agency. Vanessa awarded academic prizes to some of our outstanding graduates and spoke of the value of having studied for a Geography degree at Sheffield, which had given her the ‘building blocks’ needed to begin her career.

Our academic prize winners are listed in full below. Congratulations to them all!

Academic prizes 2013

Hart Prize for the level 3 student who has brought the most credit to the department
Sian Parkinson (BA Geography) & Wenhui Wu (BSc Environmental Science)

RS Waters Physical Geography Prize for best overall performance in Physical Geography at Levels 2 and 3 (excluding the dissertation) by a student reading Single Geography
Suzanne Cobourne (BSc Geography)

Hart Human Geography Prize for best overall performance in Human Geography at Levels 2 and 3 (excluding the dissertation) by a student reading Single Geography
Nick O'Quinn (BA Geography)

Laverick-Webster-Hewitt Prize for the overall best performance in the final examination of a student reading Environmental Science
Ewan Marshall-Harries (MEnvSci Environmental Science)

Accenture prize for best overall performance in Human and Physical Geography
Andrew Maclachlan (BA Geography)

Alice Garnett Prize for the best performance in Geography by a student reading for a dual honours degree
Laura Abbott (BA Geography and Planning)

Alice Garnett Prize for the best dissertation undertaken by a student reading Single Honours Geography
Sophie Stocker (BA Geography) & Phoebe Syms (BSc Geography)

Fearnsides Prize for reports on geology and earth science modules
Jocelyn Moore (BSc Geography)

LR Moore Prizes in Geology for reports and maps in field projects submitted for final examination
Wenhui Wu (BSc Environmental Science)
Samantha Trillwood (BSc Geography) & Christopher Goodwin (BSc Geography)

Hart Prize for the best performance at level 1 in Geography
James Rhodes (BA Geography)

Hart Prize for the best performance at level 2 in Geography
James Evans (BA Geography)

Further information

An alumni page is now available with links to photographs of the reception and hi-resolution graduation group photographs taken on the steps of the Museum in Weston Park.

Class of 2013