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2014 CAMPUS LIFE AWARDS

Celebrating and recognising outstanding student contributions to campus life at the University of Newcastle is the focus of the UoN Services Campus Life Awards. The awards will be presented on 24 October 2014.

UoN Services is presenting our second UoN Services Campus Life Awards on 24 October, acknowledging and celebrating University of Newcastle students who have made outstanding contributions to the campus life experience through clubs and societies, volunteering, charity initiatives or any other enriching individual contribution throughout 2014.

The UoN Services Campus Life Awards seek to recognise student engagement displayed in the past, while encouraging students to either embark upon or continue their contributions to the student experience through their engagement in campus life across the University.

Nominations for the different awards are now open until October 6, 2014!

Nominations can be submitted online in a range of formats, such as a short movie clip, picture, document.

All award winners will be decided upon by a panel comprised of UoN Services representatives and a University of Newcastle staff member.

A student can be nominated in any of the following categories:

CAMPUS LIFE AWARD

The Campus Life Award is given to a student who has shown an outstanding commitment to enhancing the experience of their fellow UON students. These students are the people who get involved, and help others to have a great time at uni; they are active in a range of areas within and outside of their chosen study area. The sorts of things we are looking for are:

  • Leadership skills
  • Support of students
  • Collaboration with different student groups
  • Developing new ideas and initiatives
  • Reaching out to different student groups

Please submit any examples of how the nominee has demonstrated their commitment to student experience. Please note that the quality of the application impacts upon the consideration of the nomination. One sentence won’t cut it; include a paragraph or two, with examples.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
We are looking for a student who has generously volunteered their time in 2014 to improve the student experience for fellow students on campus. These students are enthusiastic, reliable, and friendly. The sorts of things we are looking for are:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Reliability
  • Leadership skills
  • Volunteered at least 5 hours with the U

Please submit any examples of how the nominee has demonstrated their commitment to student experience through volunteering. Please note that the quality of the application impacts upon the consideration of the nomination. One sentence won’t cut it; include a paragraph or two, with examples.

RESIDENT OF THE YEAR
UON Student Living Resident of the Year Award recognises those residents who go above and beyond what’s expected to make sure their fellow residents have an awesome time living on campus. These students give up their time to help out others, who act as leaders among their peers, work to build a sense of community within the residences, and who inspire others to be better citizens. The sorts of things we are looking for are:

  • Leadership skills
  • Support of residents
  • Collaboration with different resident groups
  • Developing new ideas and initiatives
  • Reaching out to different resident groups

Please submit any examples of how the nominee has demonstrated their commitment to resident experience. Please note that the quality of the application impacts upon the consideration of the nomination. One sentence won’t cut it; include a paragraph or two, with examples.

CLUB EVENT OF THE YEAR
Club Event of the Year recognises a really successful and engaging event run by a club or society at UON. The types of things we are looking for are:

  • Collaboration, either with different clubs, societies, or other student groups, or University staff
  • Participation – the number of students involved
  • Organisation and planning
  • Diversity – something different from the norm
  • Reaching out to different student groups

Please submit any examples of how the Club has delivered an exceptional event or activity. Please note that the quality of the application impacts upon the consideration of the nomination. One sentence won’t cut it; include a paragraph or two, with examples.

CLUB OF THE YEAR
This award recognises a club or society that works hard to engage students across UON. These clubs are the ones that are always active, and reaching out to a broad range of students. The types of the things we are looking for are:

  • A variety of well attended activities throughout the year
  • Sound governance and leadership
  • Examples of how the club has been well organised and the committee has worked well together
  • Actively engaged with the campus population and student experience
  • Operated inclusively

Please submit any examples of how the Club has demonstrated commitment to student experience. Please note that the quality of the application impacts upon the consideration of the nomination. One sentence won’t cut it; include a paragraph or two, with examples.