In recognition of excellence in IOM3 members* that have recently completed a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification** or apprenticeship (in the last 6 months) in a materials, minerals or mining related field.
Successful nominees would be well-rounded individuals that, in addition to academic excellence, have made a positive contribution to department/company life and demonstrate a passion and commitment for their subject and future career.
*Nominees for the 2023 Student & Apprentice Awards should have been a member of IOM3 for at least 12 months by 30 September 2023.
**Also including PIABC qualification offered by the IOM3 Training Academy.
Nominations open: 1 June
Nominations close: 15 September
Notification of shortlisted nominees: 18 September - 13 October
Online interviews: 23 - 28 October
Presentation of awards: Thursday 7 December
Nominations should be submitted by a tutor or line manager (self nominations will not be considered).
To submit your nomination, please click on the Enter/Apply button.
- A statement from the nominee (max. 750 words) explaining why the nominee should be considered for this award. This should include, where appropriate:
- The programme of study that has been completed within the last 6 months and the nominee's grades/overall result
- Information around how the candidate has made a positive contribution to department/company life beyond their studies, including mentoring/supporting fellow learners, involvement in outreach activities, involvement in a department/company society, etc.
- Confirmation of your acceptance to study/research at another university, details of the course or research you will be undertaking and how this will be of benefit to you
- Your project plan and how your research will increase knowledge around sustainability circularity and the move to net zero.
- Where you are planning to travel by air you should include details of how the carbon footprint of your journey will be offset.
- A statement from the nominee (max. 750 words) explaining why you feel they should be considered for this award. This should include, where appropriate:
- Reasons for choosing their programme of study and future career ambitions
- Involvement with IOM3 activities (e.g., Technical Communities, Member Networks, Affiliated Local Societies, IOM3 events)
- Involvement in other activities beyond their studies, such as community volunteering, participation in sports teams, etc.
Shortlisted nominees will all receive £50.
The category winner will receive a certificate and £500 cash prize at the 2023 IOM3 Awards Day on 7 December, and will be eligible for the Royal Charter Prize as decided by the judging panel.