VU staff at the ATEM awards

Victoria University was the standout winner at the 8th annual ATEM/Campus Morning Mail Best Practice Awards in Tertiary Education Management, securing half of all awards and receiving a highly commended in a sixth category.

VU was recognised in five out of ten ATEM award categories, with awards collected by:

  • Trish McCluskey, Director, Connected Learning – Award for the Outstanding Achiever 2019
  • Naomi Dempsey, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) – Award for Excellence in Leadership
  • Donna Hannan, Director, Research Services and Team - Award for Excellence in Research Management
  • Kerry O’Neill, Associate Director, Engagement Initiatives and Team - Award for Excellence in Community Engagement, and
  • Dr Fion Lim, Educational Quality Coordinator (Transnational Education and External Delivery) - Award for Excellence in Governance and Policy.

A highly commended entry also went to Trish McCluskey and the team from Connected Learning for Excellence in Innovation.

Winners accepted their awards in person at the ATEM Awards dinner in Adelaide, along with Senior DVC Professor Marcia Devlin.

Vice-Chancellor Peter Dawkins congratulated award winners for their significant achievements:

“At a time of major transformational change, these awards recognise how VU is embracing a culture of innovation and evolving into a dynamic and impactful leader in the tertiary education sector.

I congratulate all our winners, and thank our extraordinary staff for the wonderful work they are doing to ensure the University’s ongoing success.”

The highly sought after ATEM Awards recognise and acknowledge excellence in professional management and administration by staff of tertiary institutions in the Australian and New Zealand tertiary education sector. The awards were judged by a group of esteemed leaders within the sector, with each award selected on its merits by a separate judging panel.

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