Prizes & Scholarships
The following prizes are awarded in the School:
Dante Alighieri Prize
Awarded to the best student of Italian in Year One.
Marike Gillespie Book Prizes
Awarded to students of German: one for outstanding achievement in Year One, one for the most distinguished undergraduate dissertation.
Mollie Williams Prize
Awarded to the graduating student who demonstrates the greatest distinction in spoken German.
William and Magdalene Morse Prizes
Awarded to the best students of Italian in their second year.
Lynda Harding Prize
This prize commemorates the late Lynda Harding, a former student of European Studies and Spanish. It is awarded for distinguished work by a Spanish beginner who intends to continue with Spanish, and is to be spent on travel in Spain.
Olwen Reckert Scholarship
Annual Scholarship in the form of a contribution of £1,000 towards the payment of fees, for a suitably qualified applicant with a Cardiff University Hispanic Studies background, for the School’s MA in Translation Studies.
Olwen Reckert Prize
Annual Prize for the best student in Year 1 who intends to continue studying Spanish in Year 2.
Kate Westoby Prize
Kate Westoby was a lecturer in the School who died at a tragically young age. The prize is awarded to the student with the best essay, written in French, on a theme relating to women's role in modern society.
Remo Catani Prize
Awarded in memory of the late Remo Catani, who was the Director of Studies in Italian in the School. The prize will be awarded to the best Ex-beginner Year 4 student in Italian.
The First Year Politics Prize
This prize is given to the first year student who, at the end of their first year, achieves the highest average mark in the introductory politics modules. The prize may be awarded to non-Politics degree students as well as all single and joint honours students, BSc Econ, BA or LLB.
The John Cross Prize in Politics
John Cross was the first Cardiff Chair in Politics, appointed in 1976, albeit political science has been on the Cardiff curriculum since 1899. The prize is awarded to the graduate who achieves the highest average mark in any Politics degree scheme. A separate prize is awarded to the best first year student taking politics modules.