Prizes and awards

Alumni prizes and awards

Scholarships have a profound impact both on a student’s university experience and their long-term future. Many of our supporters fund scholarships or prizes in academic fields that relate to their own specific sector.

See our Alumni pages for more information.

Please contact giving@aru.ac.uk if you require any further information about the alumni awards.

Graduation prizes and awards

Prizes open to all faculties

Ede & Ravenscroft Prize – a prize donated by Ede & Ravenscroft each year to student(s) who have overcome adversity in the course of their studies (amount varies year on year). A second award has also been donated for students who have achieved academic excellence. As stipulated by the donor, both prizes are to be awarded to first or second year undergraduates.

Prizes open to the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Adams Award - a donation from Joan Adams, former Dean of Education, to fund an annual prize to be awarded to a final year student who achieves the highest overall mark upon graduation from the School of Education. This prize is open to full and part-time students.

Prizes open to the Faculty of Business and Law

MBA - a prize awarded to the most academically outstanding overseas student on the MBA programme.

Sameer El-Niel Award - a donation made in April 2006 by Alfred Wainwright, the sole remaining trustee of the Sameer El-Niel Trust. A prize will be paid to the best performing non-EU first year student studying on the Cambridge campus.

Mid Essex Productivity Association Award - funds were received in 1997 following the dissolution of the Mid Essex Productivity Association. The purpose of this charitable trust was to assist students studying to improve their effectiveness as managers. The ARU Foundation is continuing this work.

Prizes open to the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Sam Beatson Memorial Fund - Sam Beatson was a student at the University until December 2003 and sadly died in February 2004. He bequethed £3,000 to the Foundation, £2,750 of which is to be used by the School of Computing and Information Science. This is an award for the best final year undergraduate computer science course student (academically). The award is to be determined at the end of the degree course.

Mid Essex Technical Education Committee Award - proceeds from the sale of a book about the history of the Mid-Essex Technical College have been donated to the Foundation to fund an annual book award to students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.