Prize details

Beryl Hughes Prize in Women's Studies

Value:

Approx. $500 subject to available funds

Closing date:

2,000 word essay to be submitted by 25 November

Eligibility

This prize arises from a fund established in 1986 from contributions given following the retirement in December 1985 of Mrs Beryl Hughes, Senior Lecturer in History at this University.
It is awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate or honours essay in the area of women's studies.

Information

This prize arises from a fund established in 1986 from contributions given following the retirement in December 1985 of Mrs Beryl Hughes, Senior Lecturer in History at this University.
1. The prize shall be known as the Beryl Hughes Prize in Women's Studies.
2. The prize shall be awarded for the most outstanding undergraduate or honours essay presented in the area of women's studies in the year of the award.
3. The essay shall be one of not less than 2,000 words, and must be submitted by 25 November in the year of the award.
4. The essay may either be submitted directly by a student to the Chairperson of the History Department or the Convener of the Board of Women's Studies or be nominated by a staff member, and may be either an essay written for a university course or one written specifically for entry for this prize.
5. The prize is open to undergraduates and honours students in any department of the university.
6. The prize shall be awarded annually, but a prize may be withheld in any year if, in the opinion of the adjudicating committee, no essay is of sufficient merit to justify the award. The prize may not be awarded more than once to the same person.
7. The prize shall be awarded by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the adjudicating committee, which shall consist of the nominees of the Chairperson of the History Department and the Convener of the Board of Women's Studies.
8. The value of the prize shall be determined by the Academic Board after consideration of the income from the fund.