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Achievement in Biosciences Prize

Achievement in Biosciences Prize

Launched in 2006, the OUP Achievement in Biosciences Prize has given away over £18,000 worth of books to bioscience students from 81 institutions in the UK and Europe.

The prize - £150 worth of OUP bioscience books - is to be awarded to the student in your bioscience department who has achieved the most or shown the greatest improvement over the course of the academic year.

"I thank OUP for helping to encourage young bioscience talent in this way."
Dr Nigel Chaffey, Bath Spa University

We hope that this award will encourage students in their study of the biosciences, and help them to broaden their understanding of this subject at at time when students' budgets are tight.

How can my department claim this prize for one of our students?

  1. Discuss with your colleagues how the Achievement in Biosciences Prize would be best used within your department.
  2. Choose your winning student.
  3. Email us with the name of your winning student and a postal address at which they can be contacted - this can be the student's personal address or your departmental address.
  4. We will contact you to confirm your nomination and write to the student to explain how they can claim their £150 worth of OUP books.

ExpandCloseFrequently Asked Questions

How do we choose our winner?
Winners are chosen entirely at the discretion of the individual department. The prize can reward achievement in experimental work or exams, or general improvement in studies. If departments prefer, the prize can be split between two exceptional students.

What will our winning student receive?
When you inform us of the name of the winning student we will write to them enclosing a certificate and a copy of our latest catalogue, along with a letter explaining how they can claim their prize. The student then selects books to the value of £150 which will be dispatched to them (or to the university if you would prefer to formally present the student with their prize).

Is there a deadline for nominations?
The prize is only awarded to each institution once annually, but your department is free to choose at what point in the academic year you make your nomination.

Where can I find out more information?
If you have any other questions about the Oxford University Press programme of prizes, then please email us and we will be happy to help.