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UniSQ Student Awards

The UniSQ Student Awards are university wide awards which recognise outstanding achievement and student contribution to the community and the University. Nominations for the 2022 UniSQ Student Awards are open 8 August to 1 September. Explore the awards below and nominate yourself or someone you know.
University of Southern Queensland

2022 Award Categories

The UniSQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Service Award goes to a student who has demonstrated involvement and commitment to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community and has made a positive impact within this community.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) involvement and commitment to the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) impact within the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

UniSQ students have a wide range of opportunities to participate in university life. These extra-curricular and co-curricular activities compliment their studies and enrich their learning experiences. The UniSQ All Rounder Award recognises a student who has demonstrated a high level of academic success, while actively engaging in a range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. This could include sports, leadership, arts, cultural, clubs and community service.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) participation, contribution and excellence in a range of areas.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your achieved academic success (must have a GPA of 5.0 and above).
Emma Baillie
2021 Award winner, Emma Baillie
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Clubs play an integral part to enriching the student experience and each member of the club has the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the club. The Club Member of the Year recognises a current UniSQ Student Club member who has shown outstanding commitment to their Club and played an integral role in the Club's achievements.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of how you (or the nominee) have supported others within the club.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of how you (or the nominee) have championed the implementation and/or improvement of club activities, programs and/or processes.
Kazlyn Steuer
2021 Award winner, Kazlyn Steuer
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Clubs and Societies are an important part of student life at UniSQ. They allow our students to meet new people, develop lifelong friendships, learn new skills and take part in a range of activities that matter to them. The Highest Achieving Club Award goes to a UniSQ affiliated club which has made a substantial positive impact within the University and its community. The Club will also demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and developing new initiatives.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of how the Club has made a positive impact within the University community and/or University life.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of new club initiatives and continuous improvement.
Award winners, USQ Volleyball Club
2021 Award winner, USQ Volleyball Club
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Our UniSQ student club communities are diverse, vibrant and ever-expanding. Each year, new UniSQ student clubs find themselves overcoming the exciting challenges of finding members, developing their constitutions and club by laws, as well as creating a schedule of events to keep their club running. The UniSQ Young Club of the Year Award recognises an up-and-coming UniSQ student club or society – formed within the last two years – for outstanding contributions to student life at UniSQ, and having a positive impact for the Club’s members.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of the Club’s positive impact on the UniSQ student community.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of the Club’s developed initiatives that support members.
Award winner, USQ Mustangs
2021 Award winner, USQ Mustangs
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Community service allows our students to put their leadership skills into action and make a positive difference to the communities in which they live. The UniSQ Community Service Award recognises a student who has demonstrated active and enthusiastic participation in community service or volunteering initiatives. 

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) service-based community contributions*. 
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) positive impact to the community.

*Eligible contributions must not be part of the nominee's job description or receive monetary benefits.

UniSQ proudly supports, values, and respects the wide variety of cultural identities, languages, and beliefs within the university. The UniSQ International Community Engagement Award recognises a student for their outstanding contributions to supporting our international communities. This student will have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity at the University of Southern Queensland.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of how you (or the nominee) have contributed to and supported UniSQ international student communities.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) positive impact to the community.
Choman Salih
2021 Award winner, Choman Salih
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Academic and Governance Student Representatives (ASR) play a vital role in the decision-making processes at UniSQ. They represent the student voice by building and fostering collaborative and positive relationships with staff, students and stakeholders. These student representatives volunteer their time to actively contribute to their learning journey and improve the student experience for all of their peers. The Academic Student Representative of the Year Award recognises a student who has fully immersed themselves in their role and gone above and beyond their role to actively advocate for the student voice, while participating in decision making at UniSQ.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of how you (or the nominee) have engaged with the student community as an ASR.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) achievements within your role as an ASR.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) commitment to personal and professional development within your role.
Alex Baker
2021 Award winner, Alex Baker
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The Student Representative Committee (SRC) is a student group focused on coordinating a program of social events for UniSQ students each year and representing the student voice on the UniSQ Student Forum. The Student Representative Committee Member of the Year award recognises a student who goes above and beyond to represent the student voice by assisting in the enriching activities and initiatives provided by the SRC.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of how you (or the nominee) have engaged with the student community as an SRC member.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) achievements within your role on the SRC.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) commitment to personal and professional development within your role.
Emma Baillie
2021 Award winner, Emma Baillie
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The UniSQ Service to Sport Award is granted to the student who achieves great things in sport off the field. They may excel in the areas of sporting club/event administration and delivery. They may also excel in the areas of coaching, refereeing and volunteering generally in their chosen sport.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of how you (or the nominee) have achieved excellence in sports administration, including coaching, refereeing and volunteering. 
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of how you (or the nominee) have helped to develop a sporting club, and/or contributed to the University sporting community.
Drexelle Malamnao
2021 Award winner, Drexelle Malamnao
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The UniSQ Sporting Excellence Award recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their chosen sport. The award shall be awarded to nominees who have achieved a standard in their sport that is above average for student-athletes. This award can be received by multiple recipients each year.

Nomination criteria:

  • Demonstrate and provide examples of your (or the nominee's) sporting achievements.
  • Demonstrate and provide examples of how you (or the nominee) have exhibited fair play and good sportsmanship.
Mia Rennick, Georgia Rohde, Taryn Barbara and Angus Young
2021 Award winners, left to right: Mia Rennick, Georgia Rohde, Taryn Barbara and Angus Young
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The UniSQ Sportsperson of the Year Award is granted to the student whose sporting achievements and sense of fair play have been deemed to be of the highest level. This Award is selected from the Sporting Excellence Award recipients with additional weighting given to contribution to university (UniSQ) life through sport. 

Nomination criteria:

  • N/A
Mia Rennick
2021 Award winner, Mia Rennick

The UniSQ Phoenix Award provides students the opportunity to receive formal recognition for extra and co-curricular activities which have demonstrated their Graduate Skills*. The Award also acknowledges the development of the skills, attributes, and personal qualities necessary for successful university study, success in the workplace, and good citizenship. By actively participating in the Award, students can; build their skillsets; expand their knowledge; meet new people; enhance career outcomes; and engage with the full USQ experience.

*For more information about the USQ Phoenix Award, visit the Award webpage.
USQ Phoenix Award recipients
2021 Phoenix Award recipients
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