Student & Alumni Prizes

Each year Wrexham University recognises the achievements of its students and alumni through a series of prizes.

Prizes reflect exceptional work from foundation degree to PhD level across the full range of the University's academic portfolio.

Wrexham University also recognises the achievements of our alumni with two special prizes, awarded to former students. 

Some prizes carry a monetary value, and all reflect Wrexham University's commitment to recognising hard work and high levels of achievement among our students.

See our 2022/2023 prizes

Please note these prizes were correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.‌

Owain Glyndwr Society Prize for Alumni

In 2010, Wrexham University received a silver salver from the Owain Glyndŵr Society, to be awarded to honour an alumnus of the university.

Nominations are now open for the 2022/23 prize, with a closing date of 1st December 2023. The prize will be awarded to an eligible alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution in any of the following fields:

  • The promotion of learning and education.
  • The promotion of learning and education through the medium of Welsh.
  • The promotion of Wales.
  • Enhancing international links.
  • Enterprise and innovation.

Eligible alumni can nominate themselves or be nominated by another individual or organisation.


Do you know an alumnus/any alumni of the University that you think are worthy winners of this prize?

If so please nominate them! Completed forms should be sent to by 1st December 23.

The salver is displayed in the University library, with the name of each year’s winner marked on a board alongside. The winner will also be awarded with a certificate.

Owain Glyndwr Society Alumni Prize Nomination Form

Owain Glyndwr Society Prize Regulations

The Active Contribution to Research in Sport Prize

What is it?

The prize was set up to encourage final year undergraduate students to be excited to engage in the dissertation process, with the aim to publish their research findings to a student conference. This can be done as a graduating student or as an alumnus of the University. The winner will receive a prize certificate and the opportunity to present their research findings at the Sport Science depts. internal student conference held at WI, where the prize will be awarded.  

The prize will be awarded to eligible graduating students/alumni who have demonstrated originality and innovation in their dissertation, which has subsequently been accepted by The British Associate for Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference, as a conference proceeding publication and where the publication is deemed by the panel to demonstrate an excellent and novel contribution to research in that field.


Eligible graduating students/alumni will be nominated by the programme team after the alumnus has sent confirmation of their acceptance to the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference, and provided a cover letter stating how their research is novel and has added to an existing body of knowledge.

Anyone making a nomination will be required to provide explicit reasons for their nomination on the nomination form, clearly demonstrating how the graduating student/alumnus has met the criteria.

The Active Contribution to Research in Sport Alumni Prize Regulations