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Recapping the winners of 2019

September 27, 2019 | General

For the first time in 10 years – the 2019 CampusLink Awards dinner was held on a member campus. The award winning Aerial UTS Function Centre was a perfect backdrop to acknowledge all the fabulous initiatives and individual achievements taking place on campuses around Australia and to recognise our Strategic Partner of the Year – Lion Beer Australia.

The evening was supported by student representatives from the UTS PhotoSoc and Emalia Jane, UTS Student DJ.

Congratulations to all those listed below and thank you to everyone for your submissions.

Commercial Services

Best Commerical Retail Campaign:
WINNER: University of Sydney Union – ‘Jacaranda Snow Globe’ (LINK).

Best Food & Beverage Offering:
WINNER: University of Sydney Union – ‘6 After 6’ Meal Campaign.

TAG Strategic Partner of the Year:
WINNER: Lion Beer Australia.


Best Marketing Campaign:
WINNER: Flinders University Student Union – ‘Be a Better Human’ campaign (VIDEO).

HIGHLY COMMENDEDArc @ UNSW – Roundhouse Re-opening (VIDEO).

Best Student Focused Publication:
WINNER: Arc @ UNSW – ‘Student Cookbook 2018′ (READ IT).

HIGHLY COMMENDEDLa Trobe University Student Union – ‘Rabelais: The Indigenous Edition’ (READ IT).

Most Successful Visual Design:
WINNER: Flinders University Student Union – ‘Be a Better Human’ campaign (VIDEO).

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Arc @ UNSW – Roundhouse Brand Re-Launch (VIDEO).

Best Digital Initiative:
WINNER: Flinders University Student Union – ‘Be a Better Human’ campaign (VIDEO).

Student Outcomes

Most Successful Student Outcomes Program:
WINNER: University of Sydney Union – ‘Incubate’  (LINK).

HIGHLY COMMENDEDUOW Pulse – ‘UniLife Volunteering Program’  (VIDEO).

Most Successful Event (student-focused):
WINNER: Arc @ UNSW – ‘Phil’ 24hr Fun-a-Thon’ (VIDEO).

Best Orientation Event:
WINNER: University of South Australia Student Association – ‘Campus Fair 2018’.

Sports & Fitness

Most Successful Sports and Fitness Initiative: new category
WINNER: UOW PULSE – ‘Game On: UOW Residence Sports Cup 2018’ (VIDEO).


Most Successful Sports or Recreation Club new category
COMMENDABLE: Griffith University Gold Coast Student Guild – Griffith Cheer and Dance (VIDEO).

Student Achievements

National Student Volunteer of the Year:
WINNER: La Trobe University Student Union – Paige Wiles.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: UOW Pulse – Kate Nyhan (VIDEO) and Griffith University Gold Coast Student Guild – Ali Saremi (VIDEO).

Most Successful Club/Society Event/Activity:
WINNER: UOW Pulse – UOW Video Game Association – ‘Expand Gong 3’ (VIDEO).

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Arc @ UNSW – Indonesian Students Association UNSW – ‘Indonesian Night Markets 2018’ (LINK).


Best New/Refurbished Building/Facility (up to $600K):
COMMENDABLE: Griffith University Food & Retail – ‘The Store’.

Best New/Refurbished Building/Facility (over $600K):
WINNER: Arc @ UNSW – ‘The Roundhouse Refurbishment (VIDEO).

Staff Development

Best Staff Training Program:
WINNER: Griffith Universtiy Food & Retail – ‘Staff Induction and Training Program’.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Arc @ UNSW – ‘Development Initatives @ Arc’.

Best Newcomer Award:
WINNER: Clint Smith – Facilities Coordinator, University of Sydney Union.


Joe Curtis Travel Scholarship:
Tess Bennetts – International Programs Coordinator, University of Sydney Union.

Georgeson Torney Award:
Mitch Trevena – CEO, Bendigo Student Association.


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