Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to University Life
The Vice-Chancellor's Medals for Outstanding Contribution to University Life are awarded to students who during their time at Deakin, have made an outstanding contribution to the life and work of the University.
This may include:
- Membership of Council.
- Working within organisations, such as the Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) or other clubs and societies.
- Leadership roles in elected positions within the University.
- Fostering a sense of community within faculties or schools.
Up to eight medals are conferred each year; two from each faculty. Each prize consists of $1000 and a framed medallion that is presented at one of the annual graduation ceremonies. An appropriate endorsement is also made on students' Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).
Each winner will have their name recorded on the Honour Board located in the Richard Searby Room at Melbourne Burwood Campus.
Nominees will receive an invitation from the University to submit an application for the Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to University Life. An application form will be included with the letter of invitation. Students may not self-nominate.