The 2019 Campus life Awards were held to commemorate the clubs that made an impact and successfully engaged with the student community.


Best Physical Product

Winner – UC Engineering Society 

UC Engineering Society created a number of excellent products over the year. The award is given for the creation of their Goody bags which contain their own 3D printed keyrings, society stickers as well as pens, engineering magazines, and student offers which they sourced from Engineers Australia. We think that this is a great example of partnering with other organisations to provide a benefit to members. 

On Campus Event of the Year 

Winner – Canberra Law Students Society

 Law and Justice Speed Mentoring 

CLSS created a number of valuable industry events throughout 2019. This award is for their Law and Justice Speed Mentoring session held in April. These events engaged with Alumni to provide members with the opportunity to directly network with professionals working in the industry that have followed the same path they are currently on. The event engaged over 30 UC alumni and over 70 club members who had the opportunity to engage with several professionals in multiple rounds of networking. 


Off campus Event of the Year 

Winner – UC Advertising and Media Society

Melbourne Industry trip 

In April, UCAMS took 21 enthusiastic members on an industry trip to Melbourne. The members visited 9 creative and media agencies exposing them to real workplaces and global agencies at the forefront of the industry. Some agencies provided workshops or sessions with one even creating a creative pitch competition. The event was also an important social activity for members to get to know each other. 

UC Community Engagement Award 

Winner – Politics, International Relations and National Security Student Association 

PIRaNaS has run over 35 events this year so far ranging from market day stalls to study help and even industry dinners. They have been actively engaged in the community through their “Coffee with PIRaNaS”, which runs on the weekends near exams times. They also held weekly social drinks events and attendance at market days including Open Day where they engaged in dialogue with potential students and the broader community. 


Up Start Award 

Winner – UC Information Technology Student Association 

Although only starting in August, the ITSA has started strong holding a number of successful events including a welcome party, networking workshop and social Badminton event. The society has grown quickly with over 20 members and over 100 signed up to receive their email newsletters. 

Ambassador Awards 

Lily Schier 

Katelyn Franks 

Taylor Giggins 

Lily Coleman 

Kelsey Drabsch 

Izzy Oakley 

Jerod Blyton 

Isaac Rikmanis 

Cultural Club of the Year 

Winner – UC Vietnamese Student Society 

The UC Vietnamese Student Society has had a very busy year, starting in semester 1 with their Vietfest which drew in over 500 guests from the UC community. They have since run many successful events, often in collaboration with other societies. They are very successful in supporting the needs of their members and helping international students find a home at UC. 

Social Club of the Year 

Winner – Social Activities Club 

Although only new on the scene SAC has quickly become one of the biggest social presence on campus, running events that cater to all students. SAC has successfully run countless events and campaigns that impact all areas including social, academic, charity, community, and sporting. They also developed a very useful guide to surviving uni along with great merchandise items. 


Academic Club of the Year 

Winner – UC Engineering Society 

UC Engineering Society has run a number of engaging events throughout the year, these vary for social events through to workshops with industry. They have successfully run ongoing projects such as the development of their robot hexapod and have represented UC in national competitions. UC Engineering society has also collaborated with other clubs and societies to deliver events that cater to everyone’s needs.  

Unsung Hero 

Winner – Matthew Aldridge 

As the competitions officer for CLSS, Matthew has provided opportunities for members to participate in mooting competitions and negotiation competitions. These weekly events take quite a lot of energy to organise and are extremely valuable for members to be able to practice and develop their skills. 


President of the Year 

Winner – Bryce Cronin – UC Engineering Society 

Bryce has been a driving force in UC Engineering Society, taking the society from strength to strength and creating a tight-knit community of engineering students. He has implemented creative new initiatives such as the robot hexapod project, regular study jams to support members, new marketing materials, and merch items.  


Lion Club Person of the Year 

Winner – Jess Turner – UC Nursing Society 

Jess has worked tirelessly for this year as the events coordinator for the UC Nursing Society. Through her efforts, UCNS hosted the Claire Holland House ball, which was a great success. She was able to liaise with local businesses and media to highlight this event to the broader community and source donations. She has worked with UC Nursing staff to coordinate a number of other events as well including the upcoming 30 years of Nursing Celebration.