R.D. Wright Prize
- Study level
- Enrolment status
- Current student
- Study Area
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Multiple donations
- Fund source
- Perpetual Trust (UOM)
- Fund basis
Donor: The Heads of the Department of Physiology, the Department of Surgery in the Austin and Repatriation General Hospitals, The Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine and the Royal Children's Hospital. The prize memorialises Professor Roy Douglas Wright, a long standing member of staff who transformed the Faculty and significantly contributed to tertiary education. He also served as Chancellor of the University from 1980-1989.
One prize is to be awarded annually to the student enrolled in the course for the degree of Bachelor of Science or bachelor of Biomedical Science with the highest aggregate mark in second and third year physiology subjects.
One or more additional prizes may be awarded annually to the best student or students in undergraduate Physiology subjects for other courses for degrees of the University.
Total fund amount to award in 2021 is $14,500.
Category 1 - $1,000
Category 2 - $500
Category 3 - $500
Category 4 - $1,000
Category 5 - $2,000
Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.
1. Awarded annually to the final year student for the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science with the highest aggregate mark in second and third year physiology subjects.
2. Top student in PHYS20008 (second-year BSc; prior year)
3. Top student in BIOM20002 (second-year BBiomed; prior year)
4. Awarded annually to the top student in Physiology major (BSc or BBiomed)
5. Top Honours student in Physiology (prior year)
1. Students who graduate in the previous year with a Physiology major nominated on study plan will have results in PHYS20008, PHYS20009, BIOM20002, PHYS30010, PHYS30009, PHYS30011, PHYS30012 and NEUR30002 reviewed to determine the highest performing student. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 3 level 3 subjects.
2. Results in PHYS20008 from the previous year reviewed to identify the top achieving student.
3. Results in BIOM20002 from the previous year reviewed to identify the top achieving student.
4. Students who graduate in the previous year with a Physiology major nominated on study plan will have results in PHYS30010, PHYS30009, PHYS30011 and PHYS30012 plus major elective subjects reviewed to determine the student with the highest aggregate mark in the subjects that comprise the major. (preference will be granted to students that have completed at least 3 physiology discipline subjects)
5. Students who graduated in the previous year in the BH-SCI or BH-BMED completing an Anatomy and Physiology specialisation with a physiology component to the research completed, results in honours subjects reviewed to determine the student with the highest WAM.
Selection based on results from the previous calendar year as per the eligibility criteria.
Prize recipients will be advised in writing in Semester One of the following academic year.
Please contact BiomedSci-AcademicServices@unimelb.edu.au
The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.
1 - Huai-Hsuan Li
2 - Jake Fletcher
3 - Annabella Lewis
4 - Alexandra Louey
5 - Owen Jones, Mikaela Patros, Benjamin Czapla
1 - Anonymous
2 - Abby Burrows
3 - Jillian Lu
4 - Emily Adams
5 - Anton Trask-Marino, Nathan Higgins, Stuart Plenderleith
1 - Sophia Jester
2 - Simon Ou, Zhong Xien Yeoh
3 - Sannan Nadir
4 - Elena Christopoulos
5 - Camille Devereux, Amanuiel Taddese
Department / Centre
Anatomy and Physiology