Peter Barrington Gold Medal Award
The Peter Barrington Gold Medal Award was established in 1985 as an endowment by the Hammerson Group of Companies in recognition of contributions to the property profession by Peter Barrington. The purpose of the award is to encourage research and excellence in the study of land economy through the presentation of a major work in support of an approved academic program. The Award is open to all Australian students undertaking a course of study at the Masters or PHD level in a property professional field at an Australian academic institution.
Applications are currently closed.
The Award is open to all Australian students undertaking a course of study at the Masters or PHD level in a property professional field at an Australian academic institution.
Submissions from other academic faculties (eg. accounting, law, business administration) shall also be accepted for consideration where the subject matter of the research is considered to be relevant to the advancement of land economy.
The entry shall be a thesis or paper which has been prepared as a component part of the Masters or PhD course of study undertaken by the student. Whilst there is no word limit, the written submission should reflect the level of research and analysis expected of a Master or PhD thesis.
All submissions are to be accompanied by an endorsement from the student’s Master’s or PhD supervisor.
Submissions must be lodged via email (with the paper attached as a PDF document). Completion with a cover sheet recording the details of the author, a brief summary of the thesis, and a supporting statement from the supervisor from the educational institution at which the study is being undertaken.
Judging of entries for the Peter Barrington Gold Medal Award shall be completed by a Panel constituted from the APREF Research Committee. The Panel shall review entries, giving due consideration to the contribution of the work to the advancement in the knowledge or practice of land economy.
An assessment rubric will be used by the appointed Panel judges in ranking the submissions. Papers graded a Pass will not be eligible for the Award. Marks for individual papers will not be provided to applicants and will be used for internal review and assessment purposes only.
The winner shall be awarded a framed certificate of merit, complimentary API membership for one year, and a cheque to the value of $A1000. The winner will also be expected to present their research to the API membership, most likely via the APREF Research Seminar Series.
This award shall be presented at an API function. The date of presentation shall be at the discretion of the Chairperson of the APREF Board.