Nominations now open

Student Life Awards 2022

Nominations are now open


Calling all RMIT students, volunteers, clubs, student mentors, advocates, dedicated leaders, and student life enthusiasts: We want to recognise YOU! The 2022 RUSU Student Life Awards recognises your contributions, big and small, to student life outside the classroom. We want to highlight your outstanding commitment to university life over the past year.

Nominations are NOW OPEN! Do you know anyone who springs to mind in the award categories? Nominate them. Do you see yourself in some of the following awards? Nominate yourself! (Please note that you cannot self-nominate for Student Life Champion & Student Leader of the Year Award). If you are unsure, don't hesitate! Throw your hat in the ring and nominate...you never know! 

Successful applicants will be notified by 1st of August 2022 and will be invited to attend the awards ceremony to be held in the evening of Wednesday 10 August. 

Get your nominations in before the closing deadline of midnight Thursday 14 July 2022 for you and your peers' chance to WIN $$$! 


View the categories below to learn more and to apply. If you have an enquiry regarding the awards and/or application process please contact rusu.awards@rmit.edu.au


 

Student Life Champion Award

$750 / $350
 

Do you know someone who is in their element on campus, gets involved in just about every student life activity and is passionate about creating a positive and inclusive student experience for all? That is a Student Life Champion! 

The last twelve months have seen an incredible and vibrant return to campus for student life (though not without the odd challenge to navigate). RUSU wants to recognise a student who gives their all to initiating, organising and expanding student life activities and opportunities. 

They bring boundless energy and enthusiasm to everything they do, and champion what student life means at RMIT. 

 

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Student Leader of the Year Award

$750 / $350
 

Do you know someone who has inspired and supported those around them to step up and get involved in extracurricular and student life initiatives? 

They’ve got a ‘can-do’ attitude and are always prepared to take the initiative to make things happen. 

This award 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, an unwavering sense of responsibility and care for advancing the welfare and interests of their fellow students.

 

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NEW

Indigenous Community Champion Award

$500
 

This award celebrates an Indigenous student champion. This person is an advocate for and supporter of their fellow First Nation’s students during their university journey. This RMIT First Nations student actively supports, connects, and celebrates their community, and we want to acknowledge it!

Does this sound familiar? Nominate yourself or a peer today.   

 

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Active International Student Leader Award

$750 / $350
 

Are you, or do you know a superstar international student? 

This award acknowledges an international student leader. This person is an exemplification of the international student experience at RMIT. They engage their fellow international students and support this cohort as they discover and make the most of campus life (not to mention a new city!). 

They are a strong advocate for the issues that face international students, thrive on bringing people together and helping others. 

They are active in their involvement of extracurricular, enrichment and student life activities. Whether on campus, online or abroad. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, nominate today! 

 

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HDR Student Leader Award

$500 / $250
 

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 when faced with the unique challenges of their study. The HDR Student Leader is collaborator, a keen listener, and an advocate for their cohort. 

If you or someone you know has advocated for positive outcomes or created inclusive and supportive spaces for the HDR student community we want to hear from you! 

 

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Community Wellbeing Champion Award

$500 / $250
 

Do you know someone who has been a community wellbeing champion this year? This award recognises a student who has given their time to community causes and provided help to those who need it. 

They have acted altruistically and with a genuine concern for the wellbeing of the community (either at RMIT or in their broader community in Australia and abroad). They might not be the type to look for recognition (but we think they deserve it!). 

This award will give recognition to students who devout their time to volunteering or community service.
Sound like you or someone you know? Nominate today! 

 

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Peer Mentoring Award

$500 / $250
 

Do you know someone who champions the mentoring and supporting of their fellow students? Someone who is available to share their experience and knowledge to assist their peers, epitomising the qualities of patience and compassion. 

This award recognises an individual’s contribution to student mentoring or peer support both within the RMIT Peer Mentoring program as well as the broader RMIT community (both formally and informally).

 

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Outstanding Woman in the Community Award

$500 / $250
 

RUSU wants to recognise a female-identifying student who has created space to uplift and support her peers. 

She might be a role-model or mentor for other women. She may have created safe spaces for women to participate or collaborate during the past twelve months. She might have been part of starting a new initiative or club, developed support networks for fellow women in her area or stood up for women's rights and safety during this time. Does this sound like a woman that you know? Nominate her today!

 

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NEW

Queer Community Champion Award

$500
 

This award acknowledges a champion of the LGBTQI+ community. This person represents, advocates for, and empowers RMIT students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex, and those who are curious about or questioning their sexuality. 

They might be a role-model or mentor. They might contribute to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIR+ students to participate or collaborate. They might have been part of starting a new initiative or club, developed support networks, or stood up for Queer students' rights and safety. Nominate this person (or yourself) today!

 

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NEW

Active Outer Campus Award

$250 / $250
 

Our unique outer campuses Bundoora and Brunswick are bursting with character. They each have their unique vibe and we want to celebrate the student leaders actively contributing to the student communities on their campus. 

Whether it is in trendy Brunswick or with the kangaroos in Bundoora....we are looking to acknowledge someone who embodies student life and gets involved in creating communities for their fellow students.

 

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Student Media Award

$250 / $250
 

Calling all media whizzes! This award is for an RMIT student who has made valuable contributions to student media bodies or projects in the past year. 

They may have;

Nominations should demonstrate activity, on campus, in the last 12 months, but may also draw on activity outside of RMIT and this time to support their application. 

 

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CLUBS

Outstanding Club Award

$1,000 / $750 / $500
 

This award recognises an outstanding student club. They have a committed team and strong relationships with their members. They look for opportunities to grow and develop their club's activities and membership. 

They are invested in serving their members and student community and they have continuously adapted over the past few years to do so. This club displays professionalism and enthusiasm in how they conduct themselves. 

Does this sound like your club? You could be our Outstanding Club in 2022! 

 

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CLUBS

Outstanding Club Leader Award

$750 / $500 / $250
 

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. 

As a leader, they provide strong direction and inspiration for the group. They are a keen collaborator and listener, 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. 

 

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CLUBS

Best Club Activity Award

$750 / $500 / $250
 

This award is to recognise an outstanding club event or activity that has been organised and run in the last 12 months. 

With the 2022 return to campus life, we have seen and experienced some incredible events both around our three campuses and online. 

What makes a great club's activity? 

At RUSU we understand how diverse our clubs are. Attendance reach, creativity, originality, feedback, fun and just all-around awesomeness are some of the things we will be looking for to award the 2022 Best Club Activity! 

 

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