The Sean Morley Memorial Prize


April 19th, 2016

The Sean Morley Memorial Prize is open to undergraduates of UK universities and rewards exceptional projects and dissertations which have a road safety theme.

It aims to promote research into road safety – and ultimately road safety itself – by attracting talented graduates to the field. In addition, it is hoped that the prize will provide a mechanism through which those just beginning their careers can bring their ideas to the wider road safety community. All entrants will receive one year’s free membership of AIRSO. The winning entry will receive a £300 prize, with a further prize fund of £200 being distributed between the other short-listed entries.

The prize is open to all students regardless of course, and entries should have been submitted in the academic year 2014/15 or 2015/16. No definition of “road safety” is provided, as the organisers are keen to encourage as wide a range of projects as possible. It is suggested that tutors with queries about the relevance of a project should contact Dr Lucy Rackliff at Aston University for an informal discussion.

Entry forms are available now, from L.rackliff@aston.ac.uk, or via the AIRSO website (PDF). Completed projects must be emailed to sandra@airso.org.uk no later than midnight on Friday 24 June, and short-listed authors will be notified by Friday 19 August.

The Sean Morley Memorial Prize is an initiative of the road safety charity, Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO) and celebrates the life of a remarkable young man, whose needless loss reminds us why continues efforts to make our roads safer are so important. Sean Morley was a 20-year old History and Politics final year undergraduate at Aberystwyth University, described by those who knew him as outstanding with great wit, natural charm, and an exceptional future ahead of him. While making his way home on foot after a night out with friends on 2nd September 2012, Sean was hit by a car and killed.

For more information, visit the AIRSO website.

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