RUSU Student Life

Student Life Awards 2019

RUSU Student Life Award 2019 Nominations

Calling all RMIT students, volunteers, clubs, student mentors, advocates, sustainability champions dedicated leaders and student life enthusiasts: We want to recognise YOU!

The 2019 RUSU Student Life Awards recognises your contributions, big and small, to student life outside the classroom, and highlight your outstanding commitment to participating in university life.

 

Scholarship prizes worth $1000, $500 and $250 are up for grabs - what are you waiting for?! 

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Do you know a person who always springs to mind as soon as you hear the words ‘student life’? Someone who is always keen to get involved in whatever’s happening in the student community and who genuinely cares about their fellow students. Well, this award is for them.

There’s no ‘student life’, without students who are passionate about curating, developing and supporting it, and RUSU wants to recognise a student who gives their all to student life on campus. They’re passionate about a positive and inclusive campus environment, they bring boundless energy and enthusiasm to everything they do, and they’re a loyal, supportive and spirited member of the team.

You’re not quite sure how they manage to get involved in just about everything, but they do, and student life initiatives are where they’re in their element. Maybe they’re born with it, maybe they’re the Student Life Champion. Nominations should demonstrate significant activity, on campus, in the last 12 months, but may also draw on relevant activity occurring before that period and include some activities external to RMIT to support their application.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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Recognises an RMIT student who has provided outstanding leadership in student activities or organisations on campus, offering generosity, patience, mentorship and compassion towards their fellow students. They have a genuine passion for improving the student experience, and an unwavering sense of responsibility and care for advancing the welfare of their fellow students.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.
  • The activities and programs that the student has been involved in must be concrete, established and identifiable programs that are associated with RMIT or RUSU.

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Do you have a club leader who is always there for your group? They continually strive for the best for the club, are passionate about the clubs cause and are committed to developing a positive and supportive culture within the club. They may have revitalised the club after a period of inactivity or helped the club develop strong networks within RMIT or in the community.

As a leader, they provide strong direction and inspiration for the group, but are also a keen collaborator, willing to negotiate and make compromises to support other club members. The successful nominee for this award strives to uphold all RUSU and/or RMIT policies and procedures, and always acts in the best interests of the University, their members and their student body.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.
  • Must be a current Club executive of an RUSU-affiliated or RMIT Link Club, Society or Collective. NOTE: Club Leaders may not self-nominate and must be endorsed by two club members.

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This award is open to all Clubs, Societies and Collective. It seeks to reward a Club or Society who has run a new event, program or initiative in 2019 that has enriched RMIT’s campus environment and the student experience.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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A positive, healthy campus environment starts with student safety and wellbeing. This award recognises that student leaders play a crucial role in improving campus safety, and will be presented to a Club or Society who has prioritised and promoted student safety and wellbeing through their club activities and trained the highest number of members in Bringing in the Bystander.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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This award recognise the inspiring efforts, for students and by students, to make our campus a better place for our planet and our people, one act at a time. Do you know a student or a club that's pushed for more sustainable practices on campus or in the classroom? Or maybe they've acted on a social cause impacting RMIT student's or promoted broader awareness and understanding of a cultural practice relevant to RMIT students.

We want to highlight those in our student community who take the all-important steps, however big or small, to educate or advocate for greater environmental, cultural or social awareness on campus. Because "from little things, big things grow...".

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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Calling all media whizzes, this award will be granted to an RMIT student who has made valuable contributions to student media bodies or projects on campus. They may have worked to showcase or represent the RMIT student community through student media initiatives, enabled a wider section of the RMIT student community to actively engage with student media or been a valuable mentor for budding media pros.

Nominations should demonstrate significant activity, on campus, in the last 12 months, but may also draw on relevant activity occurring before that period and include some activities external to RMIT to support their application.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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Do you know a womxn who's kicking goals in a field which is typically under-represented by womxn? She's not discouraged by pushing the status-quo and stands strong in her goals and vision. She might be a role-model or mentor for other womxn within the same field, or have created safe spaces for womxn to participate or collaborate in challenging or competitive arena where womxn are under-represented on campus and beyond.

She might have been a part of starting a new initiative or club, developed support networks for fellow womxn in her area or stood up for her place in a competitive field. Sound like a courageous womxn that you know? Let us know!

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.
  • Must identify as a woman.

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Do you know someone who is the embodiment of a humanitarian spirit? The Humanitarian Award aims to recognise a student who has gone above and beyond to support and help their fellow students. This is your opportunity to recognise someone who has gone to extraordinary lengths to lend a helping hand to their peers.

Examples provided may be related to work that they’ve done within an extra-curricular activity on campus, acts of kindness and generosity towards fellow students at a difficult period at university, or the quality of being consistently willing to support fellow students.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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The Pathways Award recognises a student who has demonstrated incredible determination, patience, persistence and commitment to their study, but working their way up through different levels of qualifications at RMIT.

A successful applicant would have progressed through three different ascending qualifications at RMIT, beginning at VE or foundation studies, whilst also being an active participant in RMIT campus life. For example, through VCE, Vocational Education qualification, Associates Degree, Diploma, to a Higher Education Undergraduate qualification, Honours, Masters, HDR studies.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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Do you know someone who has invested all of their energy and passion into fundraising or providing resources for a cause that they care about? This is for the student who runs endless bake sales, or is a fun run fundraising champion, or maybe a crowdfunding pro. The Most Charitable Student Award recognises the generous contributions that RMIT students make to the world around them. RUSU would like to give back to the student who gives to our community’s most pressing causes.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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Many student life initiatives just wouldn't be possible without the hard work, compassion and generosity of student volunteers. This award recognises an outstanding student volunteer who never looks for what's in it for them, but what they can give for their student community.

They are motivated by a genuine interest in enhancement of student life and welfare, which shows through their commitment to their volunteerism with RUSU and/or RMIT. Do you know someone who goes the extra mile for the cause on campus that they care about? Perhaps they've made a positive impact on your experience at university through a program or service that you use, or they've been a part of a solution to an issue on campus through their volunteer commitment. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, we want to hear from you!

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.
  • Must be currently undertaking, or have undertaken in 2019, voluntary work or activities at RUSU or RMIT.

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This award recognises an RMIT student studying a higher degree by research (HDR) who has shown leadership amongst the RMIT HDR student community, working to uphold the best interests of their fellow HDR students. The 2019 HDR Student Leader is collaborator, a keen listener and an advocate for their cohort. If you're someone who's pressed for positive and inclusive outcomes for the HDR student community, we want to hear from you!

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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This award will be granted to an RMIT student who has demonstrates an outstanding commitment to their university community and participates in life outside the classroom, whilst travelling significant distances to campus on a regular basis.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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This award recognises a student who has overcome significant barriers or challenges to be a part of their student community. The successful nominee has demonstrated courage and determination to overcome adversity and make a meaningful contribution to campus life.

Applicants must:

  • Must be a current RMIT student
  • Must not be a current Office Bearer for the Union, employee of the Union, Catalyst editor or RMITV Office bearer.

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