Awards

ULAS is an award-winning organisation and we are honoured to have received and be nominated for a number of prestigious awards for our projects.

Queen's Anniversary Prize logoIn 2013 the ULAS team and the University of Leicester were honoured with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our “Inter-connected research and expertise in history, heritage and archaeology, highlighted by the discovery of Richard III.”

The judges said: “The University of Leicester is recognised for its long record of exceptional research, commercial archaeology and public engagement in history and heritage, highlighted by the work of the team that discovered the remains of King Richard III beneath a car park.”

Other awards

2018

  • Current Archaeology Award for Rescue Project of the Year (nominated)
    • Nominated for: A colourful past: Uncovering magnificent mosaics in the heart of Roman Leicester

2017

  • Council for British Archaeology Marsh Archaeology Award for Community Archaeologist of the Year (winner)
  • Current Archaeology Award for Rescue Project of the Year (nominated)
    • Nominated for: Buried Between Road and River: Investigating a Roman cemetery in Leicester

2016

  • Current Archaeology Award for Research Project of the Year (nominated)
    • Nominated for: Burrough Hill: Signs of Life in a Midlands hillfort

2014

  • Current Archaeology Award for Archaeologist of the Year (winner)
    • Awarded to: ULAS Director Richard Buckley

2013

  • Times Higher Education (THE) Award for Research Project of the Year (winner)
    • Awarded to: Richard III: the search for the last Plantagenet King
  • Current Archaeology Award for Research Project of the Year (winner)
    • Awarded to: Richard III: the search for the last Plantagenet King