UNSW Culture Awards - Nominations

The inaugural UNSW Culture Awards celebrate student contribution to the cultural, artistic and community life of the university. Students and clubs will be acknowledged for their leadership and innovation in art, music, religious programs, and engagement within our diverse campus community. We will also enjoy performances from student ensembles, and recognise the creative breadth of our extra-curricular campus experiences. 

The Culture Awards will take place on Friday 4 November at 5pm, with more details to follow.

The Willgoss Choral and Instrumental Prizes are awarded through nomination by conductors and selected by the Music Performance Unit. 

The Art Collection Writing Prize is selected through a competitive process and adjudicated by an expert panel. 

The community and cultural awards offered for the first time in 2022 will be open to nomination by UNSW students and staff, and winners will be selected by a panel including senior representatives of UNSW Wellbeing, Arc and relevant UNSW units. 

Nominations have now closed. Nominees will be contacted shortly.


Award Criteria 

Chaplaincy Community Contribution Award

Eligibility: Must be a currently enrolled student at UNSW or AGSM and current member of a religious group within UNSW who hasmade significant contributions to the university and broader community.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated efforts to promote cohesion in the community through leadership and contribution
  • Relevance and impact on the community of the student-led program or activity
  • Number of individuals benefiting from their activities
  • Any community-given awards or acknowledgement of the individual in recognition of their contribution to the community

Prize: $AUD500

Who can nominate: Chaplains recognised by UNSW are solely permitted to nominate individual students 

 

Student community impact award

supported by the Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Eligibility: Must be a currently enrolled student at UNSW, UNSW Global or AGSM 

Criteria:

  • Positive impact on the broader community at UNSW and in outward-facing community engagement
  • Demonstrated leadership and innovation
  • Accessibility of engagement opportunities to a diverse student audience

Prize: $AUD500

Who can nominate: UNSW Clubs and UNSW staff or students 

 

Club contribution to international student experience

Eligibility: Must be a club registered with Arcand/or recognised by the UNSW student community 

Criteria

  • Demonstrated development and support of the international student experience at UNSW
  • Relevance of the program/sand activities, and impact on the international student community
  • Success of the program/s through the number of individuals benefited and quality of experience
  • Accessibility of the program to a diverse student audience

Prize: $AUD1000

Who can nominate: Clubs and UNSW staff or students

 

Student contribution to international student experience

Eligibility: Must be a currently enrolled student at UNSW, UNSW Global or AGSM 

Criteria

  • Improving the campus experience for international students through leadership and innovation
  • Positive impact on the international student community and enabling student connection
  • Accessibility of engagement opportunities to a diverse student audience

Prize: $AUD500

Who can nominate: UNSW Clubs and UNSW staff or students

 

Club cultural impact award

Eligibility: Must be a club or society registered with Arc and/or recognised by the UNSW student community

Criteria:

  • Relevance of the organisation’s program/s in promoting artistic or ethnocultural expression within the greater UNSW community
  • Success of the program/s through the number of individuals engaged, quality of experience and impact of program and activities
  • Accessibility of engagement opportunities to a diverse student audience

Prize: $AUD1000

Who can nominate: UNSW Clubs and UNSW staff or students

 

Student cultural experience award

supported by the Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Eligibility: Must be a currently enrolled student at UNSW, UNSW Global or AGSM 

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership in promoting artistic or ethnocultural expression within the greater UNSW community
  • Demonstrated innovation in creating cultural experiences for the student community on and off campus
  • Accessibility of engagement opportunities to a diverse student audience

Prize: $AUD500

Who can nominate: UNSW Clubs and UNSW staff or students

 

International student-in-residence impact award

Eligibility: Must be an international student currently enrolled at UNSW, UNSW Globalor AGSM and a resident of UNSW Accommodation or colleges affiliated with UNSW.

Criteria

  • Demonstrated positive contribution to college life, and impact on the residential community
  • Evident demonstration of initiative and leadership in promoting student engagement and interaction

Prize: $AUD500

Who can nominate: UNSW Clubs and UNSW staff or students


 Please contact culture@unsw.edu.au if you have questions or require more information.