The BAS organises two annual student prizes. The closing date for receipt of submissions is 17th July 2015
Student Essay/Case Report Prize:
£150 will be awarded for the best essay or case report on any topic relating to acquired aphasia. Entrants should be undergraduate or postgraduate students (Masters level). The prize will be divided on the basis of £100 to the winning student and £50 to his/her educational establishment. Click here to view the guidelines and to download the entry form.
2014-2015 Winner: Fiona Robinson, from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, supervised by Janet Scott for her essay entitled ‘Is there sufficient evidence to support the relationship between executive functioning and the functional use of AAC for people with aphasia? Examining the research evidence.’
2012/2013 Winner: Chloe Beech from Sheffield University, supervised by Ruth Herbert: "Discuss the methods by which speech and language therapists might assess outcomes from therapy in accordance with the ICF framework with reference to clients with lexical retrieval difficulties in aphasia".
Winner: Elizabeth Anderson from Sheffield University, supervised by Ruth
Herbert: 'Auditory processing in aphasia: theory and data'
Student Project Prize: (click on student names for link to summaries where available)
£300 will be awarded for the best student project on any topic relating to acquired aphasia. The prize will be divided £200 to the winning student and £100 to his/her educational establishment.The project or dissertation should have been submitted as part of the normal examination procedure in the final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate course (Masters level). Click here to view the guidelines and to download the entry form.
2014-2015 Winner: James McGoldrick, from UCL, supervised by Carolyn Bruce for his project entitled ‘Assessing the text-level reading skills of adults with aphasia’
2012/2013 Joint winner: Cathy Blair supervised by Anne Edmundson (UCL) "Investigating semantic impairments in people with aphasia using mouse-tracking technology: the effect of semantic distractors in a single word comprehension task"
2012-2013 Joint winner: Alison Milne supervised by Carol Sacchett (UCL) "A study to investigate the influence of familiar and unfamiliar communication partners on the effectiveness and efficiency of message transaction using total communication with a person with aphasia".
2011/12 Winner: Belen Lopez from University College London, supervised by Anne Edmunson & Carolyn Bruce: 'Investigating the effects of social interaction and intellectual activities on cognitive functioning in people with aphasia'
2010/11 Winner: Helen Davy from University College London supervised by
Carolyn Bruce and Caroline Newton: 'Getting into shape: The effect of Shape
Coding on the spoken language production of a man with chronic aphasia'
Guidelines for the student prizes are available from the links above, or contact Jennifer Vigouroux