Undergraduate scholarship awards

Students celebrate scholarship success

Forty undergraduate Ocean and Earth Science students have been presented with scholarships to reward academic achievement in Geology, Geophysics, Marine Biology and Oceanography subjects.

The University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES) based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, aims to attract students of the highest calibre who will benefit from, and contribute to, the top-quality education offered. The School is keen to recognise and reward high levels of academic excellence, and offers progression scholarships to those who have performed particularly well in the previous year of their programme of study.

Scholarships worth £1,000 were awarded to those current undergraduate students who progressed into the second and third year of their three-year degree, and who achieved the best aggregate marks for the year across all degree programmes.

Scholarships worth £1,500 were presented to ten third year students with the best aggregate marks, who continued into the fourth year of Master of Oceanography, Master of Geology, Master of Geophysics or Master of Marine Biology programmes.

Ten first year students also won £500 scholarships based on their excellent A-level performance before joining the University.

Dr Duncan Purdie, Deputy Head (Education), commended recent scholarship winners, commenting: “The School is pleased to be able to offer these awards to support our students as they progress through their degree – we feel this scheme provides an additional incentive to aim for high achievement, and rewards students’ commitment to their subject. Our congratulations to all those who received SOES scholarships this year.”