The "VUSU-teer" of the Year Award recognises a current VUSU volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to VUSU events through regular volunteering in 2019. The recipient should also have demonstrated leadership qualities and overall personal and professional development.
This award comes with a $500 prize.
The Victoria University Student Union (VUSU) is the peak representative body for students at Victoria University (VU). The VUSU is an independent entity of democratically elected student representatives that work collaboratively with VU departments and in partnership with Student Services to create positive change, provide advocacy for students and to ensure the constant improvement of the student experience at VU.
The VUSU is represented on many committees, including the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) consultative committee. The VUSU is funded by the SSAF and operates for students, by students.
Additional eligibility criteria
Recipients of this award must:
- not be in the final year of study
- be a registered VUSU-teer or volunteer board member (e.g. College Society Executive Committee members) in 2019
- not be receiving an honoraria from VUSU (i.e. VUSU Executives or VUSU Board members who receive honoraria)
- have volunteered as a VUSU-teer at 3 or more VUSU events (e.g. VUSU Hangs, the VUSU Annual Ball, VUSU parties, forums, seminars, etc.)
Assessment Criteria 1
Describe the volunteering activities you have completed as a VUSU-teer in 2019 and how your contributions have benefited VUSU and the VU student community and tell us what the impact was.
Assessment Criteria 2
Provide evidence of participation in causes that champion social inclusion, cultural diversity, and equity. Reflect on the skills you have developed through these activities. Choose one from each of the following three categories:
- Critical thinking/problem solving and creativity
- Communication and collaboration
- Persistence, adaptability, social and cultural awareness
Assessment Criteria 3
Articulate how you would use this scholarship for your personal/professional development or to further your education.
Prize money must be spent on activities in accordance with the SSAF Representation Guidelines made under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 - Administration Guidelines 2012 - see section on spending revenue from the fee.
Within 12 months of receiving the VUSU-teer of the Year Award, the recipient is required to provide a report to The VUSU Board and the SSAF Consultative Committee showcasing their activities and impact of receiving the award.