Celebrating the great achievements across our entire Federation University community

The annual FedAwards is where we recognise the achievements of those students who have gone above and beyond by applying themselves through extra-curricular activities and involvement. The Awards categories are:

  • Outstanding Awards - see categories and nomination information below
  • Federation Advantage
  • Acknowledgement of our Student Senate Members
  • Acknowledgement of our International Student Committee
  • Academic Elite Athlete Award

Nominations for the 2022 Outstanding Award categories are now open

All students, staff and members of the FedUni community are invited to nominate students or student groups. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of students and staff to select our winners. All nominees will be invited to this year's in-person FedAwards events due to be held in October, where the winners will be announced and receive their awards.

Closing dates:

  • Sportsperson of the Year and People's Sporting Champion - 11.59pm, Sunday 3 October
  • All other categories - 11.59pm, Sunday 4 September

Complete the Outstanding Award nomination form

Sportsperson of the Year

This award is for a currently enrolled student who the Awards Committee considers to be the most outstanding sportsperson attending Federation University for that calendar year. They should have shown great character, leadership and an interest in their fellow student athletes. The winner must have represented Fed in some capacity but results in external high-performance competition will be considered.

People's Sporting Champion

People's Sporting Champion

This award is for someone who makes a significant contribution to sport at Federation University, gives back to the community and has promoted and helped to develop sport at the University. They should be a regular in our sporting programs, whether as a participant, coach or official, and encourage their peers to get involved.

Student Group of the Year

Recognising a student-run group which has been consistently well-run, active and inclusive over an extended period of time. This group 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

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander of the Year

The Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Success Award recognises an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student who has demonstrated excellent effort in their University undergraduate studies, and has made a positive impact in their local or University community. Examples include: Being a leading example to other students / Being a role model and outstanding member of the local/wider community

International Star - Advocacy

Recognising an International student who has helped to make positive change 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: Being a voice for issues concerning international students in either a formal representative role or informal/digital advocacy / Contributing to cross cultural awareness on campus or in the community

International Star - Support & Engagement

Recognising an international student who has made a significant contribution to University life for their peers. This student has dedicated significant time and effort to improving the International student experience, engaging with and supporting other International Students. Examples of their contribution may include: Volunteering with International Student Support to deliver and promote social/cultural/learning opportunities / Acting as a peer-support or mentor to other International Students

Most Promising Student Group

Recognising a student group in their first 12 months of operation, who has not only done great things in their tenure so far, but also have the foundations to be a successful and sustainable group for years to come. This student group has displayed many positive signs already through helping to contribute to an inclusive Fed community. They have also gone beyond this, and are looking to firm themselves as a successful student group for many years to come. Examples may include: Student groups who have looked to build sustainable leadership for years to come. /  Student groups which have been well received, are increasing their membership base and implementing fun and engaging events/activities. / Student groups that have showed detail and commitment to their succession planning

Best Student Activity or Event

Recognising the most outstanding student run activity or event. This event/activity was inclusive to all students and provided some much-needed social interaction during challenging times. The student ran initiative was delivered cohesively as a team, providing students a great opportunity to come together and have fun. Examples may include: On campus events/activities generating social interaction, and helping to build and strengthen friendships. / Off campus events/activities bringing students together with a focus on building relationships and having fun. / Virtual events/activities

Most Outstanding Student Contribution

Recognising the student who has gone above and beyond in their contribution to a warm and welcoming university community. This student has made a positive contribution through leading in the development of many engaging activities and initiatives, they have also been very supportive of all their peers. Examples may include: Student(s) who have provided effective leadership in student groups, the senate or with any other extra-curricular activities. / Student(s) providing exceptional service to the University and broader community / Student(s) going above and beyond in volunteering

Student Leader of the Year

Recognising the student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership across the university or the wider community. This student has championed diversity, inclusion or kindness in their day-to-day practice. They have inspired the growth and development of others around them and made a positive impact on the communities they volunteer or work in. Examples may include: Students who have positively and respectfully influenced others to make change within the university. Students who have been courageous in their conversations to lead by example.