PRIZES


 

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Jack Kerr Prizes

The Jack Kerr prizes were established in 2006 following a generous bequest to Archaeology and Palaeoecology by John (Jack) Kerr. Jack was a civil engineer by trade but he had a passion for archaeology and he, and his wife Marion, regularly attended lectures and fieldtrips organised by the Ulster Archaeological Society. He had a great spirit of adventure, trekking the mountains of Nepal when he was in his 70s, for example, despite only having partial use of one of his lungs as a consequence of tuberculosis when he was a young man. His memory lives on through these prizes and the biennial Jack Kerr Memorial Lecture.


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Basil Wilson Prize

The Basil Wilson Prize was established in June 1990 by the friends and colleagues of Basil Clive Sommerville Wilson. Basil went to university at Trinity College Dublin and St John’s College Oxford where he studied the Ancient Classical World. He returned to Belfast and joined the Department of Archaeology at Queen’s where he rose through the ranks from Research Assistant to Lecturer in Mediterranean and Southwest Asian archaeology. He succeeded Professor Martyn Jope as the Head of Department and was responsible for setting up the Palaeoecology Laboratory. He was instrumental in the development of the Palaeoecology Centre on Fitzwilliam Street, a facility which opened in 1986, just weeks before he passed away at the age of 63.


LEVEL 1

The Kerr Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the undergraduate student (full-time/part-time) taking 50% of their modules or more in Archaeology or Archaeology and Palaeoecology who has gained the highest overall mark for their Level 1 modules, as determined by the Final Examinations Board.

If there is more than one eligible student that cannot be differentiated, in terms of their percentage mark, then the prize will be divided equally between these students. The successful student(s) must have gained an overall mark of 65% or higher. The prize can be held with another award.

Kerr Undergraduate Scholarship

The Undergraduate Scholarship, of a value of £500, will be awarded to the First Year student (full time) who, in the judgement of the Kerr Bequest Committee, has achieved the best A-Level results, preceding entry to a Level 1 Archaeology and Palaeoecology degree programme. If there are two students who cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between them.


LEVEL 2

The Kerr Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the undergraduate student (full-time/part-time) taking 50% of their modules or more in Archaeology or Archaeology and Palaeoecology who has gained the highest overall mark for their Level 2 modules, as determined by the Final Examinations Board.

If there is more than one eligible student that cannot be differentiated, in terms of their percentage mark, then the prize will be divided equally between these students. The successful student(s) must have gained an overall mark of 65% or higher. The prize can be held with another award.


LEVEL 3

The Kerr Meritorious Performance Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the student (full-time/part-time) taking 50% of their modules or more in Archaeology or Archaeology and Palaeoecology who has shown the greatest academic improvement between Level 2 and Level 3, as determined by the Final Examinations Board.

If there is more than one eligible student that cannot be differentiated, in terms of their percentage mark, then the prize will be divided equally between these students. The prize can be held with another award.

The Kerr Final Year Dissertation Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the undergraduate student (full-time/part-time) who has produced a Dissertation, which was awarded the highest mark as part of their undergraduate degree programme in Archaeology or Archaeology and Palaeoecology as determined by the Final Examinations Board.

If there is more than one eligible student that cannot be differentiated, in terms of their percentage mark, then the prize will be divided equally between these students. The successful student(s) must have gained a mark of 65% or higher. The prize can be held with another award.

The Kerr Prize (Level 3)

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the undergraduate student (full-time/part-time) taking 50% of their modules or more in Archaeology or Archaeology and Palaeoecology who has gained the highest overall mark for their Level 3 modules, as determined by the Final Examinations Board.

If there is more than one eligible student that cannot be differentiated, in terms of their percentage mark, then the prize will be divided equally between these students. The successful student(s) must have gained an overall mark of 65% or higher. The prize can be held with another award.

The Basil Wilson Prize

Two prizes, each of a value of £100, will be awarded to the undergraduate students (full-time/part-time) taking 50% of their modules or more in Archaeology or Archaeology and Palaeoecology who have gained the highest overall final marks for the BA and BSc degree programmes as determined by the Undergraduate Board of Examiners.

If there is more than one eligible student that cannot be differentiated, in terms of their percentage mark, then the prize will be divided equally between these students. The successful student(s) must have gained an overall mark of 65% or higher. The prize can be held with another award.


LEVEL 4

The Kerr MSci Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the undergraduate student (full-time/part-time) who has gained the highest overall final mark in the MSci Archaeology programme as determined by the Final Undergraduate Examinations Board.

If there is more than one eligible student that cannot be differentiated, in terms of their percentage mark, then the prize will be divided equally between these students. The successful student(s) must have gained a final overall mark of 65% or higher. The prize can be held with another award.


Further details about scholarship opportunities and awards at Queen’s can be found here.


(Image: Jack Kerr, an original pencil drawing – Libby Mulqueeny)