John Re Scott postgraduate award criteria.
To be eligible for this award the student must have demonstrated significant academic achievement during the period in which he/she was registered on an Ulster University course.
At the time of nomination the student must have been registered at the Ulster University on a Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma, Masters or PhD programme within the last academic year.
Whilst the examples given below are not exclusive, evidence of academic achievement in one or more of the following areas should be documented on the nomination form:
Although the award is primarily made to recognise outstanding academic achievement, other contributions and achievements of the student should be documented on the nomination form. While the examples given below are not exclusive, they are indicative of the type of activities that should be included.
In making the award the selection panel will in the first instance give consideration to:
Should it arise that following the consideration of the academic achievement of those nominated it is impossible to make the award solely on the basis this criteria (i.e., in the event of a tie for first place), the other contributions and achievements of the students deemed to have achieved the highest academic excellence will be considered to select a winner. In such circumstances, the selection panel will give consideration to:
The award will be made to the student who in the opinion of the selection panel has demonstrated the most significant achievement. The selection panel’s decision is final.
Nominations for the award may be made by staff, students (other than the nominee), alumni or other interested parties, but must be seconded by a current or past member of academic staff.
The selection panel may ask for short listed students to attend an interview or give a presentation where there is insufficient information on the initial nomination forms to make a final decision.
The award takes the form of a perpetual trophy and will be presented during the winter Graduation Ceremonies.