Prizes play an important part in recognising in a public way high levels of student achievement, primarily through academic excellence but also in some instances through the quality of contribution to other aspects of University life. They are an important element in the University's strategy for engaging local and national companies in the life of the University. For those who receive them, prizes enhance their relationship with the University, hopefully well into the future. In addition, they can often give donors the opportunity to make a gift to the University for a variety of reasons, often of a quite personal nature.

A list of prizes awarded by the university, listed primarily by College can be found here.