The APS Newcastle Branch Award for Significant Achievement in Honours Thesis in Psychology acknowledges significant achievements by Honours Students in Psychology in order to encourage new graduate membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

Administration

(a) The Newcastle Branch is responsible for the administration and funding of the Award.

(b) The Newcastle Branch will form a selection committee comprising at least one member of the Newcastle Branch, a Coordinator for Fourth Year Psychology Students at the University of Newcastle and up to three additional University of Newcastle faculty staff who are also members of the APS.

(c) The Award will be presented at the University of Newcastle, School of Psychology, Fourth Year Students’ Conference held each year in November.

(d) Up to four Awards may be given each year.

Eligibility

(a) Nominees must be enrolled in an APAC accredited fourth year program in psychology at the University of Newcastle.

(b) The recipient of the University of Newcastle Chancellor’s Prize is not eligible to receive an Award.

(c) Nominees need not be members of the Society.

Nomination process

(a) There will be no call for nominations. All University of Newcastle students who have completed a fourth year thesis in psychology and are eligible for graduation from their Honours Degree will be considered for the Award.

Selection criteria

(a) Each Honours Thesis will be evaluated by the selection committee for quality of the Thesis.

(b) The students being assessed as having completed the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th highest quality Honours Theses after the student being awarded Chancellor’s Prize, shall be granted the Award.

Value of the award

The four successful candidates for the APS Newcastle Branch Award for Significant Achievement in Honours Thesis will each receive an award of $100.00 and a certificate, presented by the APS Newcastle Branch Chair at the Presentation Ceremony at the conclusion of the University of Newcastle, School of Psychology, Fourth Year Students’ Conference.

Closing date

Closing date to be advised

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