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Assael Architecture
Award for Tenacity

Eligibilty: Eligibility is restricted to a student from a London university who has graduated at Part I.
Winner receives: £1,500
Runner up receives: £500
Application deadline: end of August
Award presented: Installation Lunch, September

The Assael Architecture Award is designed to recognise tenacity and is to be given to a student who has pursued a successful course of architectural study in spite of hardships and obstacles, including poverty, physical handicap, mental health issues, family tragedy, personal difficulties or any other reason that the School or Architecture and the Trustees of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects consider valid, that shows remarkable resilience and tenacity in completing their educational studies.

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Stuart Murphy
Travel Award

Eligibility: Enrolled in the first year of a RIBA Part 2 course in the Greater London area.
Winners receive: Up to £2000
Application Deadline: June
Award presented: Annual Awards Dinner, July

The WCCA Travel Award has been offered annually since 2008 by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, with the support of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The Award provides an international travel grant to a student; or a group of students enrolled in a RIBA-validated Part 2 course in a School of Architecture in the Greater London area.

The objective of the Award is to allow a student or a group of students to conduct research on the topic and in the location of their choice. It is hoped that the research will enrich the Award holder’s studies in the field of Architecture contributing to the development of their course work as well as to the advancement of architectural knowledge. One or more awards of up to a total of £2,000 are made to a student or a group of students.

The travel, which must take place outside the UK, will be concluded in no longer than two months; and will take place during the summer holidays following completion of the first year of a Part 2 course and prior to enrolling in the second year of the course.
The successful applicant/s will be asked to produce a report of the project; this can be but does not have to be part of a dissertation. Awardees will be asked to produce one bound copy of the final report which will be kept in the RIBA British Architectural Library.

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WCCA Architecture
Apprenticeship Awards

This award recognises both academic and practical/vocational excellence.
Eligibility: Nominees must have completed at least two full years of study in either an equivalent RIBA Part I (Level 6), or RIBA Part II/III (Level 7) course and must be training to become an Architect via the Architectural Apprenticeships route.
Application Deadline: September
Winners announced: October
Award presented: By the Lord Mayor at a ceremony at Mansion House in the following March

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Weston Williamson + Partners Transport
Futures Award

Eligibilty: The Transport Futures Award is given to any student of Architecture at any level for the project, either design or research which best advances future mobility in the built environment.
Winner receives: £1,500Runner up receives: £500Application deadline: JuneAward presented: Installation Lunch, September

Since designing the Jubilee Line Station at London Bridge over 30 years ago Weston Williamson have continued to be involved in some of the most important city shaping transport projects in the UK and abroad. In addition we are passionate about envisaging what the impact of future technologies will be on the built environment. We are involved in exciting research projects studying the way we will move between and around our cities. Chris Williamson is leading a Design Think Tank at the London School of Architecture on this topic.

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The Peter Luscombe Drawing Prize

Eligibility: Part 1 and Part 2 Architecture Students from London Schools of Architecture
Overall Winner receives (in each Part 1 & Part 2): £300
Runner up (in each Part 1 & Part 2): £150
Application deadline: June
Award presented: Annual Awards Dinner, July

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