St Catherine’s College believes in investing in talent. With the help of Alumni, Fellows and Friends we are able to offer a wide range of awards and prizes.
As a result of generous donations from alumni and friends of the College, the College is able to make a number of travel awards to existing undergraduates each year for travel abroad during the long vacation. The awards are primarily for enterprising and interesting travel projects rather than for study. Further details of these awards are circulated to students by email and are posted on notice boards within the College.
is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate member of the college to undertake an expedition or travel of a challenging nature in a mountainous and/or remote region anywhere in the world and to give a lecture on his or her experiences.
for those aiming to help or work with the needy in the country visited £300.
is awarded for assistance with year abroad costs for students on the four-year Law with Law Studies in Europe course.
is awarded to a Modern Languages student, travelling to Russia as part of their year abroad placement.
for travel projects (may be divided) c. £250.
for travel of value to future career (may be divided) c. £250.
for travel with a medical purpose (a generous amount usually divided between worthy candidates).
for educational journeys award c. £1,600.
Several prizes are awarded each year to St Catherine’s undergraduates. There are prizes for academic, social and cultural contributions to the College. Most are cash prizes, ranging from £40 to £200.
is awarded to a student involved in debating at a high level in the College or in the University.
is awarded for the best academic performance during the year in an area covering Psychology, Sociology, Geography and Human Sciences.
supports the sporting life of the College.
is awarded for the best critical appraisal of evidence answering a practical clinical question by a St Catherine’s clinical medical student
is awarded for contributing towards the musical life of the College. This prize is not restricted to music students.
is awarded for the best piece of creative or critical writing.
is awarded for outstanding contribution to the life of the College.
is awarded for outstanding performance in Asian Studies.
is awarded for the best essay on an historical subject by a first- or second-year undergraduate.
is awarded for the best performance in Materials Science Part I.
is awarded for the best performance in Chemistry Part I.
is awarded for the best academic performance by a second-year in History of Art.
is intended to assist students in any subject with the cost of music lessons and is competed for by audition.
is awarded for the best mathematics essay or project written by a second year undergraduate reading for a degree in Mathematics or joint school with Mathematics.
is awarded for the best performance in Mathematics by a second-year.
are awarded for the best performance in Physics Part B and the best performance in Physics Part C.
is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading English.
is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading History.
is awarded for the best academic performance during the year in Biological Sciences.
is awarded for the best performance in the Final Honour School of History.
is awarded for Services to Drama within the College.
is awarded to an outstanding student who has gained distinction in a university or national sport, or cultural or musical activities.
is awarded to the North American student who has contributed most to the College academically, socially or culturally ‘in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson’.
is awarded is awarded for the best essay by a second-year reading PPE.
is awarded for the best performance in Mathematics Part B.