Student Leadership Awards

The Victoria University Student Leadership Awards recognise and celebrate our students for their leadership roles and outstanding achievements in co-curricular and extracurricular activities.


You should nominate if you:

  • have participated in extracurricular activities including (but not limited to) volunteering, Clubs & Societies, the Student Leadership Program, Students as Partners or the VU Student Union.
  • have a leadership role within or beyond Victoria University, such as participating in a reference group, working group or other network, for example the VU Cultural Inclusion Network or Gender Equity Student Advisory and Action Group.
  • are involved in a project or initiative that aims to improve the quality of the VU student

Nominations open

Nominations close
Late September

Awards ceremony
Thursday 21 November


Who is eligible?

All students enrolled in any unit of study during the 2024 calendar year at Victoria University and Victoria University Polytechnic (VU) are eligible to apply for a Student Leadership Award.

The Student Leadership Awards do not cover sporting or academic achievements, please refer to the VU Sport Awards, or contact your discipline college for information about college academic awards.

Applicants must be prepared to give evidence that:

  • they are enrolled or have been enrolled in the current year
  • they have not been the subject of any substantiated misconduct claims.

Previous award recipients cannot apply for the same award in the subsequent year.

Application writing assistance

Drop-in sessions with the Student Leadership team will be available via Zoom if you have any questions about the process or would like some assistance with your application.

Individual awards

VU Spirit awards

The VU Spirit awards recognise students who have gone above and beyond in their leadership and engagement activities at Victoria University. There are four student categories for the VU Spirit Award:

  • Victoria University Polytechnic student
  • Undergraduate student
  • Postgraduate student
  • International student.

Team awards

Special awards

Awards ceremony

The 2024 Student Leadership Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 21 November.

Awards finalists are invited to attend the Student Leadership Awards ceremony to enjoy an evening celebrating our amazing student leaders with delicious food, drinks, networking, music and of course, the presentation of the Student Leadership Awards!