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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.

The Music, Film & Theatre Category

Music, Film & Theatre is a new category introduced for the 2017 Programme of the Undergraduate Awards.

Previously, students of MusicDrama, and Film Studies could submit their works to the Media & The Arts category, which later became the Art History, Music, Film & Theatre category. In 2017, it was decided that  Music, Film & Theatre should constitute a category in its own right given its performance-base nature along with the quality and quantity of papers submitted.

The NEW Architecture & Design Category

A jewellery design by Chloe Lewis from University of Dundee. Chloe was the Europe Regional Winner of Visual Arts and Design, 2016

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Katie Hill's work with Children's Hospices

Katie Hill from Trinity College Dublin was the winner of the Nursing & Midwifery category all the way back in 2011 for a paper entitled "Paediatric Palliative Care in Ireland."

Since then she's been doing some amazing work!

"After winning in 2011, my passion for children’s palliative care has blossomed. The whole Undergraduate Awards experience was brilliant and allowed me to connect with so many inspiring people.

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Rebecca Watts and Solar Energy!

Rebecca Watts from Australian National University was the Oceania Regional Winner of the Engineering category in 2016 for her paper: "The design and implementation of Solar Home Systems in rural Cambodia"
She's been doing some amazing work!
Rebecca Watts at the UA Global Summit 2016

The Mathematics & Physics Category

Mathematics and Physics have been judged together as a single category at The Undergraduate Awards since 2012. Over the course of the past five years, we have received over 500 papers exploring all aspects of these disciplines, including astrophysics, geophysics and theoretical physics.