William Kennedy Prizes in Politics
There are three prizes on offer for students with Politics as their major (applications are not required):
• William Kennedy Prize for Best 300-level Student in Politics
• William Kennedy Prize for Best 300-level Māori Student in Politics
• William Kennedy Prize for Best POLS590 Research Dissertation
Mr William Kennedy was a prominent citizen of Dunedin in the late 19th century, and his granddaughter made a bequest in his name to promote the study of Politics and International Relations at the University of Otago.
Didem Yaman Memorial Prize for Best MA Thesis
This prize honours the memory of Didem Yaman who died in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, about four months short of completing her PhD thesis in Politics.
The prize is awarded to the student with the best MA thesis result in Politics in a particular year.