Awards and recognition

The University has a range of student prizes awarded annually. With 61,000 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.

Timelines for undergraduate and postgraduate student awards

Timelines

Date

Activity

Friday 6 December 2019

Applications close for the following awards for students who complete their course during Trimester 3, 2019 or Trimester 1 or 2, 2020:

  • Alfred Deakin Medal
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to University Life
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Indigenous Communities through Education
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Recognising Excellence

Thursday 19 December 2019

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

  • Alfred Deakin Medal
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to University Life
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Indigenous Communities through Education
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Recognising Excellence
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement

Wednesday 15 January 2020

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

  • Alfred Deakin Medal
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to University Life
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Indigenous Communities through Education
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Recognising Excellence
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement

Thursday 16 January 2020

Forward to Vice-Chancellor to consider recommendations for student awards

  • Alfred Deakin Medal
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to University Life
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Indigenous Communities through Education
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Recognising Excellence
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement

Tuesday 11 - Thursday 19 February 2020 (Geelong) and Thursday 27 February 2020 (Warrnambool)

Awarding of prizes at graduation ceremonies

  • Alfred Deakin Medal
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to University Life
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Indigenous Communities through Education
  • Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Recognising Excellence
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement
Wednesday 8 April 2020

Applications close for the following awards for students who complete their course during Trimester 3, 2019 or Trimester 1 or 2, 2020:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Prize
Thursday 23 April 2020

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

  • Vice-Chancellor's Prize
Thursday 7 May 2020

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

  • Vice-Chancellor's Prize
Friday 8 May 2020

Forward to Vice-Chancellor to consider recommendations for student awards

  • Vice-Chancellor's Prize
Tuesday 23 - Wednesday 24 June 2020 (Geelong)

Awarding of prizes at graduation ceremonies

  • Vice-Chancellor's Prize
  • Students who complete their course during Trimester 3, 2019 will be invited to apply in the 2019/20 round of student prizes and awards.
  • Nominations are collated when final results become available at the end of each academic year (i.e. 2020 awards will be made on the basis of academic achievement in 2019).
  • Prize recipients will be nominated and invited to submit an application by the University during November each year.

Contact

If you require further information you can contact:

Secretary, Student Prizes and Awards Subcommittee

Kaine Leonard
Manager, Graduations, Events and Client Services
Division of Student Administration

spas-secretary@deakin.edu.au

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