UC life is proud to present the 2020 Campus Life Awards night.

While 2020 has had its challenges, we are proud that our clubs have continued to engage with their club members creating a positive experience to those studying at the University of Canberra

We will be recognising and celebrating all the events and projects produced by our clubs and societies from 15th October 2019 to 10th October 2020. Information for how to nominate and vote for awards will be released shortly.

As this will be a sit-down dinner, this gives you the chance to be with your fellow club leaders, get dressed up and celebrate your 2020 achievements. Your ticket gets you a 2-course meal and drink on arrival.

When purchasing tickets, you can allocate which table you would like to sit on so make sure you coordinate with your fellow leaders when purchasing tickets. Tables are of 6 and you can sit with only your club or with other club leaders.

Please note; This is an 18+ only event and ID’s will be checked on arrival.

We can’t wait to see you all dressed up and celebrate what a year 2020 has been!


Tickets will be sold through EventBrite to allow you to select your table. you can coorodinate with your club and fellow leaders to choose which table you would like to sit at.

Due to the current limit of 100 people at social gatherings, tickets are only available for club leaders and members. Tickets are $30 each which includes, 2 course meal, 1 free drink, photobooth (hopefully a photographer as well) and booking fees.



Nominations for the below awards are now open!

Nominations will close at 5pm on Sunday 11th October, no changes or late submission will be possible after 9am on Monday 12th October.

Below is a list of all awards and the links to the nomination forms.


Club Awards


It's been a tough year Award

This award has been created in 2020 to recognise that clubs have stepped up to the challenges of COVID-19 and continued providing community for students. The award will be given to a club that has continued to support students through the COVID-19 period. This support might be in the form of a successful online event(s), a club program or initiative or just maintaining a high level of normal club operations.

Club of the Year

The Club of the Year Awards are divided into three categories reflecting the vast array of clubs on campus at the university. They are: Academic, Social and Cultural clubs and societies.

Best Physical Product

The Best Physical Product award has been established to recognise clubs that take their branding to a new level. We are looking for anything from shirts and banners to mascots and onesies.

Off Campus Event of the Year

The Off Campus Event of the Year is designed to recognise clubs and societies that are willing to step outside the comfort of working with UC Life on campus and willing to stage events off campus. Examples of great off campus events would include Industry Trips, Professional Development or Balls and Galas.

On Campus Event of the Year

The On Campus Event of the Year has been developed to ensure clubs or societies making a genuine effort towards enlivening campus culture and providing a vibrant campus experience for students. The on campus event can be social, based in professional development or digital.

Club Upstart Award

The Club Upstart Award is a long running award to recognise the best new club this year. The club must have affiliated for it’s first time in 2020 and made a genuine contribution to campus culture this year.

UC Community Engagement Award

The community service award is to honour the club that has contributed to the UC community or have strived to improve connections within the UC community. Community Engagement can be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including clubs volunteering time towards multiple UC events or projects, Orientation Week, Open Day, faculty led initiatives or even other clubs events.

Individual Awards


President of the Year

The President of the Year award has been established to recognize an outstanding individual who embraces the mission of their club while challenging its executive committee and members to advance new initiatives, acquire new skills, encourages engagement at all levels within the UC community and promotes an environment that inspires others to think outside the box. This can only be achieved if this individual shows great leadership qualities and commitment that spearheads the club and lays the foundations for ongoing success. If your President ticks these boxes, tell us!

Unsung Hero

The Unsung Hero Award is to acknowledge individuals who may not hold a leadership position within their club, but have made a positive impact on the club or society. This could be the person who always volunteers for a task and quietly sees it through or the person that always helps to clean up after an event and gives 110% effort.

Lion Nathan Club Person of the Year

The Lion Nathan Club Person of the Year is awarded to a member of the campus community who stands out as having made the most outstanding contribution to their club, the university and the broader community over the course of the year that is above and beyond what is expected of them. This can be any executive committee or club member from the UC Community.