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The Economics category

Economics has been judged as a category in The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year.

Students of all Economics disciplines, including Econometrics, Urban Economics, Labour Economics and more are eligible to submit to the category. Entries for this category must be within the 5,000-word limit and have received a 2.1/A grade.

The Earth & Environmental Sciences category

Earth & Environmental Sciences have been judged together as a single category at The Undergraduate Awards since 2014.

The category is open to students of the natural environment and ecosystems disciplines, including students of Earth Science, Agriculture, Geography, Geology and more. Entries for this category must be within the 12,000-word limit and have received a 2.1/A grade.

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Janelle Lee

Janelle Lee from the University of Alberta was a Highly Commended Entrant in 2015 in the Social Sciences as well as the Earth & Environmental Sciences categories.

The last few years have been quite an adventure for Janelle! In 2015, she completed an eight-month internship with the Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya, with her work focused on "using interactive theatre as a tool for urban youth engagement in East African cities and incorporating young people’s perspectives into policy development". She also travelled to Turkana County in northern Kenya to conduct stakeholder interviews on oil development in the region and to investigate challenges and opportunities associated with resource development.

The Philosophy Category

Philosophy has been judged as a category at The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year.

The category is developed to incorporate students of Philosophy and Theology, including Ethics, Metaphysics and more.

St Andrews rises to third in the UK in independent guide

We are delighted to hear that our Partner Institution, University of St Andrews, has become Scotland's top university according to a new league table published recently.

The Computer Sciences Category

The Computer Sciences category has been in The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year.

Students of all Computer Sciences disciplines, including Computer Systems, Coding Languages, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence and more are eligible to submit works to the category.

Where Are They Now: Matthew Silberman

Matthew Silberman from Princeton University was a Highly Commended Entrant in 2016 in the Philosophy category for his paper entitled "Generalizations about Danger, Dangerous Generalizations: A Comprehensive Model of Stereotype Avoidance".

He also attended the 2016 Undergraduate Awards Global Summit, which he said was "the greatest gift". You can listen back to his reflection on the 2016 Summit here.

The Visual Arts Category

One of the changes to the categories of The Undergraduate Awards in 2017 is the inclusion of a new Visual Arts category.

The Visual Arts category is designated specifically for the practical coursework component of art, craft and design students. Students of all areas of Art including photography, textiles, sculpture and more are eligible to submit to the category.

The Law Category

The Law category has been in The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year. Students of all areas of Law, including Environmental Law, Medical Law, and IT Law are eligible to submit works to the category.

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Maansi Jain

Maansi Jain from New York University was Highly Commended in 2013 in the Visual Arts category for her work entitled “Cut Photo Series”.

Since then, she has been keeping busy with several projects and publications.