Student Leadership Awards

Student Leadership Awards recognise and celebrate students across Victoria University.

These annual non-academic awards recognise our students for their leadership roles in co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

If you play a significant leadership role and improve the quality of the student experience within or beyond Victoria University, you are an ideal candidate.

In 'Student Leadership Awards':

Eligibility

All students enrolled in a Vocational/Further Education or Higher Education unit(s) of study at VU are eligible to apply for a Student Leadership Award.

  • Applicants must be prepared to give evidence* that:
    • they can balance their study commitments with their leadership activities
    • they have not been the subject of any misconduct claims.
  • Unsuccessful applicants are eligible to reapply for an award in subsequent years; however, previous award recipients are ineligible to apply for a Student Leadership Award for a period of two years.
  • Previous individual award recipients are eligible to apply as part of a team in subsequent years.
  • Previous team award recipients are eligible to apply for an individual award in the following year.
  • Students who have already received awards from Victoria University for leadership activities are strongly discouraged from applying for these awards
  • Students may only apply for one individual award and/or one team award per year.

*Evidence will be obtained by conducting a search of VU’s database using the student ID provided by the applicant on the application form. The search will be performed by Student Records and all information will remain confidential.

How to apply

Please read the Student Leadership Awards Guidelines before you apply.

To be considered you will need to:

  • address the selection criteria
  • provide evidence to support your student leadership claims
  • submit your application electronically.

Hard copy applications will not be accepted unless you are applying for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award or Raj Kannan Leadership Scholarship, both of which require separate applications. However, if you are unable to complete the online form, please email slawards@vu.edu.au for alternative options.

The following awards require separate application forms:

Application writing assistance

The Student Leadership Team is available for one-on-one appointments to assist you with writing and submitting your application.

Please email slawards@vu.edu.au with any questions or to make an appointment at Footscray Park, City Flinders or St Albans campus.

Apply for a Student Leadership Award

Important dates

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 24 August 2017. Applications submitted after this time will not be reviewed by the panel.

Other key dates:

  • Nominations open: 15 May 2017
  • Nominations close: 5pm, 24 August 2017
  • Selection Panel review applications: 11-14 September 2017
  • 2017 Student Leadership Awards ceremony: 27 September 2017

Awards ceremony

When: Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Time: 6.00-9.00pm

Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray

Finalists will be announced following the panel selection. Finalists and their families will be invited to the awards ceremony, where winners will be announced.

Contact us

Student Leadership

Phone: +61 9919 2454

Email: slawards@vu.edu.au