Category 2

Best Student/Apprentice on a Level 4 or Level 5 programme.

Category 2

In recognition of excellence in IOM3 members* that have recently completed a Level 4 or Level 5 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 should have been a member of IOM3 for at least 12 months by 30 September 2022.

**Also including PIABC qualification offered by the IOM3 Training Academy.

Key dates

Monday 5 September: Nominations open

Friday 7 October: Nominations close

Friday 14 October: Notification of shortlisted nominees

31 October: Online interviews

Thursday 17 November: Presentation of awards 

How to submit your nomination

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.

This requires:

  • 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.

 

Prize

Shortlisted nominees will all receive £50.

The category winner will receive a certificate and £500 cash prize at the Education & News Fellows' Dinner on 17 November, and will be eligible for the Royal Charter Prize as decided by the judging panel.

Past winners

2022 Callum S W Partridge