Student Engagement Awards

A celebration of student Ambition, Impact, Contribution and Development.

This event recognises the outstanding achievements of our students. The following awards will be open for nomination in September and judged by a selection panel. Nominations close Friday 29th September, 2017. Please submit your nominations here.

Award for Outstanding Contribution to University Life

Recognising students who have dedicated their time to enhancing the FedUni experience. This student should be a strong representative of our values of support, inclusion and engagement. They will have gone above and beyond to contribute to their fellow students’ experience at University. Examples of their contribution may include:

  • Being a member or a supporter of club/societies in a significant way
  • Being engaged with issues affecting student life and making positive contributions to the constant improvement of the University
  • Being a leading example to other students through peer support, motivation and inclusion of others

Award for Outstanding Community Contribution

Recognising students who have made a significant volunteering contribution outside the University. This student may have a role in the local/national/international community volunteering network. This student will embody strong values around community engagement. Examples of their contribution may include:

  • Demonstrating commitment to a positive cause by volunteering their time to organisations/events
  • Being a role model and outstanding member of the local/wider community

The Unsung Hero Award

Recognising the student who flies under the radar and does amazing work in the University/wider community. This student is a positive role model to their peers and is someone who deserves extra recognition for the contribution they have made during their study. Examples of their work may include:

  • Making an exceptional contribution to University life or the wider community by enhancing the wellbeing of others, providing engagement opportunities for other students or being a tireless advocate for a cause
  • Being motivated and effective in their actions but they/others are unaware of the significance of their contribution

International Star

Recognising an International student who has made a significant contribution to University life for their peers. This student is a leading representative of international students at FedUni and deserves recognition for their devotion to promoting and advocating for the International community on campus. Examples of their contribution may include:

  • Participating in Chat Club and other Uni events to represent and promote international students
  • Being a voice for issues concerning international students
  • Contributing to cross cultural awareness on campus or in the community

Diversity Champion

Recognising a student who has taken an active approach to enhancing awareness of diversity in University life. This student has worked actively to promote diversity and respect for all students regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion or physical ability. Examples of how this support could be demonstrated may include:

  • Delivering a campaign which raises awareness of a particular aspect of diversity
  • Working to improve current FedUni culture or processes to improve accessibility of a student minority group

Most Promising New Club/Society/Team

Recognising a student-run club, society or team established within the last year which has shown the potential to make a huge impact. This club/society/team has demonstrated strong leadership and ambition in building their role and network at Uni. Examples of this may include:

  • Being an active participant in University run events such as BBQs, market stall events and orientation activities
  • Creating a supportive and engaging atmosphere for other students within their group

Outstanding Club/Society/Team

Recognising a student-run club/society/team which has been consistently well-run, active and inclusive over an extended period of time. This club/society/team possesses strong leadership in their committee which positively impacts their members/University. Examples of their sustained excellence may include:

  • Running events that engage students in positive activities which promote the relationship between themselves and the University community
  • Developing an exceptional group culture with consistently effective succession-planning