Students in all Schools at The University of Western Australia are eligible to receive one of more than thirty Convocation Prizes for academic excellence each year.
Valued at $500 each, one prize is made in each of the 32 Schools of the University.
Each prize is awarded in the form of a certificate and a cheque to each winner. In some Faculties, the amounts may be pooled for several of its Schools in order to offer one or more prizes of a larger amount.
The Convenor of the UWA Convocation Awards Committee, Clinical Professor Lesley Cala, said Convocation presents these prizes annually to recognise academic excellence, however 2013 is the first year the prizes are being awarded across every School at UWA.
"The Convocation Prizes acknowledge the hard work and top achievement by UWA students across all UWA Schools," Professor Cala said.
"Prize winners are chosen by their School or Faculty based on academic merit, so all undergraduates have to do is to demonstrate outstanding performance in their field in order to be considered for one of these prizes."
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Official Prize Regulation
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts
One prize of $500 is awarded to the student who gains the highest mark in any of the Level 2 units offered by the Faculty.
Faculty of Arts
Three prizes of $500 are offered, one in each of the three schools:
- The Humanities prize is awarded to the student who, amongst those completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts pass degree with one of the majors offered by the School of Humanities, obtains the highest weighted average mark for the course.
- The Music prize is awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark in their recital in a given calendar year.
- The Social Sciences prize is awarded to the student with the highest aggregate mark in the Level 3 core units of the Communication and Media Studies major.
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Faculty of Education
One prize of $500 is awarded to the student who, of those completing the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or the Graduate Diploma in Education, has the best academic result in units to the value of 48 points, the names of which are made available to students on request.
Computing & Mathematics
Two prizes are offered, shared by six Schools:
- The Mathematics prize ($500) is awarded to the student with the highest mark in MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2;
- The Engineering prize ($1,250) is awarded to the student with the highest mark in ENSC1001 Engineering Challenges in a Global World.
Faculty of Law
The Faculty is deciding on their Convocation prize under the new course structure.
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The nine Schools of the Faculty have chosen to pool the funds offered and in 2015 will be presenting one prize for Medicine and one prize for Dentistry:
- The Medicine prize ($1000) is awarded to the student who, among those who have completed the Level 5 units in the course for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, has, in the opinion of the Faculty, made the greatest contribution to the success of formal and informal activities of the Faculty during completion of these units.
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- The Dentistry (Level 3)prize ($500) is awarded to the student who, among those who have completed the Level 3 units of the course for the degree of Bachelor of Dental Science, has, in the opinion of the relevant board, made the greatest contribution to the success of the formal and informal activities of the School of Dentistry during enrolment in those units.
- Full Prize Details
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is an amalgamation of the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science and now consists of nine Schools, attracting nine prizes.The Faculty Board is processing the best way to distribute the prize money available to the Faculty.
School of Indigenous Studies
One prize of $500 will be offered. The School is still processing this prize.
UWA Business School
$750 Awarded to the student with the highest mark in MKTG1204 Consumer Behaviour
$750 Awarded to the student with the highest mark in MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
$750 Awarded to the student with the highest mark in ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
$750 Awarded to the student with the highest mark in ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets