The Environmental Award

The Environmental Award aims to highlight the work being done across the University of Brighton with an environmental theme, and award students who have completed a final year project or dissertation which addresses and provides a solution to an environmental issue.

The Award is supported by the University of Brighton Environment Team in cooperation with the School of Environment and Technology, the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, the School of Art Design and Media, the School of Health Sciences, the Centre for Learning and Teaching and the Green Growth Platform, representatives from which sit on the Award panel. The Award is presented given twice in the academic year, at the Summer and Winter graduation ceremonies.

The criteria for the Environmental Award are not strictly related to academic excellence and the Award seeks to recognise bright and innovative ideas that show consideration of an environmental issue.

There is a £200 cash prize for the winner and they will also be presented with a certificate at their Graduation ceremony.

Find out more about previous award winners here.


Guidelines for submission

There are two opportunities to apply for the award during the academic year, to coincide with students finishing their degrees and graduating in July or February.

Applications are now open for the Summer award, for University of Brighton students graduating in July 2017 to submit their work. Please submit your application below by 09.00 on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

The award is open to all students who have completed a final year project/ dissertation/ thesis as part of their degree.

Projects can be from all academic areas of the university including (but not limited to) novel scientific or engineering solutions, new business paradigms, suggested societal interventions or novel ways to promote and encourage environmental good practice and impact reduction.

Submissions can be made by the student themselves or by their supervisor at any point before the deadline. If the submission is made by the supervisor, the contact details of the student must be provided.

Award Criteria

The Environmental Award is not an academic award. Therefore the award panel will not be looking for academic excellence but will focus on how the work addresses an environmental issue and provides a solution.

The winning submission should exhibit as many as possible of the following criteria and values:

  • Identification of an environmental issue or problem.
  • Presentation of a solution to the environmental issue identified.
  • How innovative is the solution to the problem?
  • Is the solution applicable, appropriate and feasible?   
  • Could the work, or solution be developed further and create a lasting impact, inspiring change and action?
  • Does the work push the boundaries of the field of study?

Application process

To apply for the Environmental Award please complete the form below by 09:00 on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

When completing the application form, please clearly identify how the work meets the award criteria as this form will be used for the shortlisting process by the award panel.

If your work is shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Environment Team and asked to provide your full dissertation or project in order for a winner to be decided.

The winner and any highly commended entries will be contacted prior to their graduation in July 2017.

Please complete all fields below, and remember to clearly show how your work meets the award criteria. 

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