Student work, skills and achievement

Student podcasts

Students taking the module Europe 1861-1991: Emancipation and Subjugation, an option module in our innovative first-year curriculum, complete one of their assignments by creating a group podcast.

Listen to some examples of the excellent work our students have produced, showcasing not only their historical knowledge but also their confidence, presentation skills and team-working abilities.

Student awards

Every year we award our highest-achieving students a variety of prizes, recognising their outstanding achievements in research, overall performance and overall improvement.

Prizes awarded for students studying BA History, Contemporary History, joint degrees and Major/Minor degrees

  • F and M Kessner Prize: Best performance by a first-year, single-subject BA History student
  • F and M Kessner Prize: Best performance in year one History modules amongst BA Contemporary History, joint-degree and supplementary students
  • WH Brock Prize: Student with the highest mark in the History dissertation modules HS3501/3502
  • JH Plumb Prize: Awarded to the single-subject History student awarded a first-class degree with the highest overall weighted average for the 2nd and 3rd year modules
  • J Simmons Prize: Best 'special subject' performance based on the average mark of the two modules
  • West End Memorial Prize: Awarded to the final-year student with the highest overall weighted average of the 2nd and 3rd year modules
  • DT Williams Memorial Prize: Best undergraduate work in Medieval History
  • Derek Downey Prize: Best dissertation by a final-year History (single-subject or joint-degree) student in the area of Holocaust and related studies
  • Arthur Pool Memorial Prize: Best graduate of the year in Economics or Economic and Social History
  • HJ Dyos Prize: Highest dissertation mark on a topic in Economic and/or Social History
  • Ralph Davis Prize: Best undergraduate work by a final-year History (single-subject or joint-degree) student, including BA Contemporary History, on subjects in Economic and Social History

Second- and final-year students will also be nominated for College prizes.