University prizes and awards

The University has a range of student prizes awarded annually. With over 45,000 students at Deakin, securing a prize is an accomplishment that you can definitely be proud of in your time at the University.

The majority of our awards are given for outstanding performance at an academic level and commitment to University life. Nominations are collated when final results become available at the end of each academic year (i.e. 2016 awards will be made on the basis of academic achievement in 2015).

Prize recipients will nominated and invited to submit an application by the University during November each year. Full details of all prizes and timelines for the 2015/2016 year are listed below.

For Research degree students please refer to Research prizes, awards and medals.

Timelines for student awards



Friday, 8 January 2016

Applications close for the following awards for students who complete their course during Trimester 3, 2014 or Trimester 1 or 2, 2015:

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Faculties to forward applications/nominations for the following awards to the Secretary, Student Prizes and Awards Committee:

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Thesis Examination Subcommittee to forward recommendations for the following award to the Secretary, Student Prizes and Awards Committee:

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Meeting of the Student Prizes and Awards Committee to determine recommendations for student awards

Monday, 22 February 2016

Forward to Vice Chancellor to consider recommendations for student awards

March 31 (Warrnambool) and
12-22 April (Geelong) 2016

Awarding of prizes at graduation ceremonies

Students who complete their course during Trimester 3, 2015 will be invited to apply in the 2016/17 round of student prizes and awards.

If you require further information you can contact:

Secretary, Student Prizes and Awards Subcommittee
Rebecca Bone
Manager, Graduations, Events and Client Services
Division of Student Administration
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

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