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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 U's Campus Life Awards. The awards will be presented on 24 October 2014.

The U is presenting our second 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 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.

    Thank you all for nominating. The nominations for the different awards for 2014 have now closed. Winners will be announced at the Campus life Awards dinner on 24 October.

    All award winners will be decided upon by a panel comprised of representatives from the University of Newcastle.

    Students have been nominated in 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 (you don't have to demonstrate all of these; they are a guide to help you put together a strong nomination):

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

     

    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 (you don't have to demonstrate all of these; they are a guide to help you put together a strong nomination):

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


    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 (you don't have to demonstrate all of these; they are a guide to help you put together a strong nomination):

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


    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 (you don't have to demonstrate all of these; they are a guide to help you put together a strong nomination):

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

     

    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 (you don't have to demonstrate all of these; they are a guide to help you put together a strong nomination):

    • 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