CampusLink Awards

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2020 CampusLink Awards make history!!

Global restrictions to travel and gathering meant the 2020 Gala Awards Dinner - scheduled for the Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast in April, could no longer take place. So on the 15th September 2020, for the first time in history - the 2020 CampusLink Awards were hosted virtually and broadcast live across Australia and New Zealand! Winners' details below...

Who Helped Make History?!

Thanks to the generous support of TAG member, Shelley Valentine, CEO at [email protected], and Jason Lyons, Head of Venue & Events, we were able to use the iconic Roundhouse venue as our backdrop.

Arc AV crew were thrilled to have the opportunity to use their well-honed skills, after a 5 month hibernation period, and provided an outstanding job of coordinating lighting, audio and stage props. A small external team from Audio Visual Events (AVE) set up the complicated video and zoom connections enabling us to cross live to TAG board directors, winning members & TAG Strategic Partners. 

The awarding of our most prestigious accolade - the Tom O'Sullivan Memorial Award, motivated us to host a small number of VIP guests at the venue which included Matt O'Sullivan, son of Tom O'Sullivan, to present to the recipient in person. Wine from our generous award sponsors DeBortoli Wines plus light refreshments were served by Arc events team, while the TAG team took to the stage to announce the 2020 CampusLink Award winners! 

In recognition of the Awards tradition, the event was MC'd by the esteemed Jeeves Verma, and captured for posterity by one of Arc's resident creatives - Nick Bentley.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who enabled these awards to go ahead under the current circumstances. We hope you all enjoyed it! 

DID YOU MISS IT? No need to worry...

The LIVE broadcast recording can be viewed HERE.

A small collection of photos from the event can also be viewed HERE.

CAMPUSLINK AWARDS 2020 - and the Winner is...

Please visit the 2020 Winners page to view the list of recipients for each Award title. Videos and links to the winning initiatives and campaigns will be uploaded shortly.

We encourage you to reach out to your national & international colleagues for details on their fantastic initiatives. Please contact the TAG office for more information. 


It has been suggested that the 2021 CampusLink Awards may need to include new categories to capture and highlight the exceptional efforts undertaken by TAG members and suppliers during 2020. Huge efforts and adaptations have occurred to keep students and staff members supported and connected during these challenging times.

If you have any suggestions for new Award categories for 2021 please contact Shahrin Leontarou - M:0405 839 694, E: [email protected].

What are the CampusLink awards?

Growing in success over the past twenty years, the CampusLink Awards are an integral part of the tertiary student services calendar.

These awards are a unique opportunity for those engaged in student life on campuses to showcase their leading successes and individual achievements across a wide range of areas. 

Financial members of TAG; their student service professionals, select groups of students and strategic partners are all eligible to enter.

The 2020 CampusLink Awards included a total of 21 award titles. Grouped under ten overarching categories, the awards reflect the diverse landscape of achievements within student services and life on campus.

TAG as an organisation believes in community building, on our campuses and in our profession and is doing its best to keep members feeling supported and connected. Please visit your area of interest within the TAG website as multiple resources have been added to assist your operations during this period of disruption.

If you have any questions relating to CampusLink or are seeking further support please contact the TAG office - 02 4322 1205 or email [email protected] 

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