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Southern Cross University Student Awards

SCU Student Awards Nominations are now Open

My Uni, My Story — Jennifer Crowhurst

View video transcript of Jennifer’s story.

The Southern Cross University Student Awards, recognise the non-academic achievements and contributions of Southern Cross University students each year. In 2019 we mark the 11th year of these important student awards. The Southern Cross University Student Awards are endorsed by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Shoemaker and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) Professor Nan Bahr.

1.0 Student Award Process

  1. Students can self-nominate or be nominated by someone in any award category.
  2. Nomination Submission: The online nomination form shall be completed in full and submitted via the online portal before the award nomination closing date. The online portal is accessible via the Southern Cross University How to Nominate for the Southern Cross University Students Awards.
  3. Nomination Closing Date: The closing date for nominations will be in early October each year and advertised on the UniLife website. No late entries will be accepted after the specified closing date. If an individual does not submit an online nomination form detailing a response to the specific award criteria (refer to section 3.0), the nomination will not be accepted.
  4. Selection Panel: The Southern Cross University Student Awards recipients will be selected by an awards panel made up of experts in each award category. At no time should the nominee enter into a discussion about their nomination with any member of the selection panel once they have submitted their online nomination. If this occurs the nomination will automatically be withdrawn.
  5. Granting of the Awards: The granting of awards will be based on the information and evidence provided in the online nomination form. The selection panel will assess the nominations against the specific award criteria (refer to section 3.0) for the relevant category. The selection panel reserves the right not to grant an award in any category.

2.0 Student Award Eligibility

Download the Rules Governing the Southern Cross University Student Awards

  1. All nominees must be an enrolled student, or on approved leave of absence, for at least one session of the year nominated. Nominees can be enrolled full-time or part-time and can be from any academic cohort, such as undergraduate or postgraduate.
  2. Nominees may be at any stage of their study.
  3. All nominees must have complied with the award eligibility criteria in the preceding 12 months (September to September).
  4. Nominees must have achieved a satisfactory academic record and have not been the subject of any student misconduct according to the Student Academic and Non-Academic Misconduct Rules Policy.
  5. Unsuccessful applicants are eligible to reapply for an award in subsequent years, however previous award recipients are ineligible to apply for the same award (unless in an alternative sport for the sports awards only) in the subsequent year.
  6. Previous individual award recipients are eligible to apply as part of a team in subsequent years.
  7. Previous team award recipients are eligible to apply for an individual award in the following year.

3.0 Specific Award Criteria

How to Address the Specific Award Criteria:
Nominees will need to demonstrate how they best meet the identified specific award criteria in an award category. Nominees must ensure that their nomination includes:

  1. Evidence of their achievement (in 500 words or less); and
  2. Endorsement of the nomination from at least one other person (no word limit)
  3. Photo of the nominee/s (a current colour headshot in JPEG or PNG at least 2MB in size) and include full name/s on file.

Key dates

Nominations close
Friday 4 October 2019

Awards presentations
Wednesday 6 November 2019

For more information on the student awards contact the UniLife team via email: studentawards@scu.edu.au.

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