Outstanding Achievement

The Department of Mathematics of Imperial College London strives to provide an academically stimulating and challenging programme where our students can gain great mathematical understanding and analytics skills. The Undergraduate Prizes are designed to recognise students who have performed exceedingly well in their studies in the previous academic year, allowing us to celebrate some of the many outstanding students in the Department.

Prize winners are congratulated on their hard work, their attention to their studies and commitment to Imperial. 

A number of prizes are sponsored by alumni or companies; the Department thanks all donors for their generosity and support of the mathematics student body. Their recognition of the mathematics students and the work of the College is greatly appreciated, joining the Department in creating a larger network of support for students and alumni around the world. The Department welcomes new sponsorships and interested persons should contact the College Development Team or the Mathematics Undergraduate Office.


Departmental Prizes 2016

GOVERNORS’ BSc PRIZE IN MATHEMATICS - Awarded to the best BSc student in Mathematics at their final examinations.

GOVERNORS’ MSci PRIZE IN MATHEMATICS - Awarded to the best MSci student in Mathematics at their final examinations.

SECOND YEAR PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE - Awarded to a second year student for excellence in Mathematics.

TENSOR SOCIETY MATHEMATICS PRIZE - Awarded to a final year student of Mathematics for excellence In Applied Mathematics.

HYMAN LEVY MEMORIAL PRIZE - Awarded to a final year student of Mathematics for excellence in Statistics.

GERALD WHITROW PRIZE - Awarded for excellence at the final undergraduate examinations in Mathematical Physics and/or Applied Mathematics, with special reference to Relativity and the History of Mathematics.

DEREK MOORE PRIZE - Awarded for excellence in Applied Mathematics or Analytical/ Computational Mathematical Methods to a third or fourth year student of Mathematics.

CHRIS CHAMPION PRIZE - Awarded to a student of Mathematics for excellent achievement in Mathematics and Sports.

SECOND YEAR IMPROVEMENT PRIZE - Awarded to a student of Mathematics who has made the most progress in second year.

FIRST YEAR PROJECT PRIZE -  Awarded for the best poster presented by a student as their first year project.

UROP PRIZES 2016 - Awarded for an outstanding research project produced under Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme.


ROYAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION PRIZE - Awarded to a student of the Royal College of Science for performance during the academic year and contribution to the College community

IMPERIAL OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD For achievement in an area other than academic work.

Sponsored Prizes 2016

Sponsored Prizes 2016 (supported by the Department of Mathematics)

IBM PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN PURE MATHEMATICS - Awarded to a final year student of Mathematics in recognition of high academic achievement and excellence in Pure Mathematics.

FIRST YEAR COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS PRIZE - Awarded for outstanding performance in Computational Mathematics in the first year. In 2016 -2017 the criteria for an award were as follows: 100% on coursework, and work that showed most clarity, completeness, originality of approach and grasp of the subject matter.

SPARX PRIZE Value - Awarded to a third or fourth year student of Mathematics for outstanding performance in the course Communicating Mathematics (M3T or M4T).

LBG PRIZE - Awarded to the student of Mathematics who achieves the best performance in Statistics in their final examinations.

G-RESEARCH PRIZE (FORMERLY GLOUCESTER RESEARCH) - Awarded for academic excellence to students of Mathematics, Computing and Physics.

INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS PRIZE - Membership of the Society- awarded to students of Mathematics who perform outstandingly in their final examinations.

THE KEN ALLEN PRIZES - Awarded for academic excellence.

SCOREX PRIZE - Awarded to a third or fourth year student of Mathematics for overall academic excellence including excellence in the course Credit Scoring (M3S16 or M4S16).

WINTON CAPITAL SECOND YEAR PROJECT PRIZE - Awarded to the members of the best second year group project team.

Prizes in Other Departments

Mathematics Prizes in Other Departments 2016

STANLEY RAIMES MEMORIAL PRIZE - Awarded to a second year student of the Department of Physics for outstanding performance in Mathematics during their first and second year.

ALLEN PRIZE - Awarded to the student of greatest merit in Mathematics examinations at the City and Guilds College.

TENSOR SOCIETY MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS PRIZE - Awarded for the best performance in Mathematics by a second year student from the City and Guilds College or the Royal School of Mines.


External Prize Nominations

The Department also nominates selected students for the following external award:

Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year (SET) Awards

These prestigious awards are sponsored by a panel of International Technology and Science-led companies and judged by representatives of the science and engineering-based professional bodies and associations across Europe. Awards are in several categories, including 'Best Chemistry Student'. We typically nominate three students in their final year who we judge to have performed exceptionally in both their final year research project and in examinations throughout their degree and who also display outstanding communication skills.

Teaching Prizes

The Faculty of Natural Sciences Awards teaching prizes annually. Every year select 4th year MSci students are awarded a prize for their excellent work in the 1st year peer tutorial scheme and support of the incoming students.