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Student Prizes

The School is fortunate in having a number of prizes sponsored by optical companies and associations that it awards at the end of each year. This enables the School to reward those students whose performance has been outstanding. You are encouraged to use these prizes as inspiration for your studies!

First Year

  • Roger and Michael Taylor Prize

    Donated by the Bill and Taylor Partnership, and awarded for the Best Performance in 1st Year

  • Sola Optical Vision Prize

    Donated by Sola Optical (UK) Ltd, and awarded for the Best Performance in Optics and Visual Optics

  • Frank and Laoise Moloney, Specsavers Prize

    Donated by Frank and Laoise Moloney Specsavers, Cardiff, and awarded for the Best Performance in Clinical Practice

  • South Wales Optical Association Prize

    Donated by the South Wales Optical Association, and awarded for the Best Performance in Dispensing

Second Year

  • South Wales Optical Association Prize

    Donated by the South Wales Optical Association, and awarded for the Best Performance in 2nd Year

  • Essilor Dispensing Prize

    Donated by Essilor UK Ltd, and awarded for the Best Performance in Dispensing

  • Bausch and Lomb (UK) Ltd Prize

    Donated by Bausch and Lomb (UK) Ltd, and awarded for the Best Performance in Clinical Practice

Third Year

  • Boots Opticians Prize

    Donated by Boots Opticians, and awarded for the Best Degree Result

  • Sutnam Bahra Memorial Prize

    Endowed by the Family of Sutnam Bahra Trust Fund, and awarded for the Best Honours Project

  • Peter Yeo Memorial Prize

    Donated by the Peter Yeo Memorial Fund, and awarded for the Best Performance in Clinical Subjects

  • Orthoptic and Binocular Vision Association Prize

    Donated by the Orthoptic and Binocular Vision Association, and awarded for the Best Performance in Orthoptics and Binocular Vision

  • Bausch and Lomb (UK) Ltd Prize

    Donated by Bausch and Lomb (UK) Ltd, and awarded for the Best Performance in Contact Lens Practice

  • Association of Optometrists Prize

    Donated by the Association of Optometrists, and awarded for the Best Performance in Occupational Optometry

  • Howell Memorial Prize

    Donated by Mr Howell and awarded for the Best Performance in Low Vision

  • Essilor Prize

    Donated by Essilor UK and awarded for the Best Performance in Dispensing

  • Frank and Laoise Moloney Specsavers Prize

    Donated by Frank and Laoise Moloney Specsavers, Cardiff, and awarded for the Best Performance in Abnormal Ocular Conditions

  • South Wales Optical Association Prize

    Donated by the South Wales Optical Association and awarded for the Best Performance in Special Clinics

  • Zeiss UK Prize – Head of School’s Prize

    Donated by Carl Zeiss UK Ltd and awarded at the discretion of the Head of School

  • Mrs Vivien Liles Prize

    Donated and presented by Mrs Vivien Liles, awarded for the best Practice Project