2018 Winners

The 2018 event is said to have been 'the best awards night ever!' The celebration of industry excellence saw more than 250 delegates and supply partners come together in the stunning Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne.

The evening was an acknowledgment of the tertiary sector's best initiatives, campaigns and individual achievements across a wide range of areas and we are excited to announce the following recipients of the 2018 CampusLink Awards: 
(PS. if you see (VIDEO), click to watch, or scroll to the bottom of the page for the playlist of videos)

Commercial Operations

Best Commerical Retail Campaign: 
Charles Sturt University- 'War on Waste Reuse Cup Campaign'
Highly Commended: University of Sydney Union - 'Reusable Cup Campaign'

Best Food & Beverage Offering:
UOW Pulse- 'New Vegan -Friendly Menu'

TAG Strategic Partner of the Year:
Vegware - 'Eco-friendly packaging and Compost programs'


Best Marketing Campaign:
Swinburne Student Life - 'Bringing Student Life to Life Rebrand Campaign' (VIDEO)
Highly Commended: Canberra Institute of Technology Student Association - 'War on Waste Campaign' and UOW Pulse - 'Rebrand Campaign'

Best Student Publication:
University of Sydney Union - 'Hermes Creative Catalogue'
Highly Commended: University of South Australia Student Association - '2017 Student Diary'

Best Digital Initiative:
Swinburne Student Life - 'Student Life Portal' (VIDEO)


Most Successful Student Outcomes Program:
La Trobe Student Union - Student Theatre & Film 'Crossing Border's Project' (VIDEO)
Highly Commended: University of Sydney Union - Verge Gallery SCU Outreach

Most Successful Event (student-focused):
University of South Australia Student Union - 'UniTopia'
Highly Commended: Victoria University - V4U Volunteering and Flinders University Student Association - 'FUSA Says Relax!'

Best Orientation Event:
University of Sydney - 'O-Week Festival' 


National Student Volunteer of the Year:
Griffith University Gold Coast Student Guild - Josha Murchie
Highly Commended: La Trobe Student Union - Caitlin Khaw, [email protected] - Safaa Cabot

Most Successful Club/Society Event/Activity:
Engineering Society of La Trobe University (ESOLU) - 'Wearable Technology Fashion Show' (VIDEO)
Highly Commended: The Big Lift, University of Technology Sydney - 'Pay It Forward Week'


Best New/Refurbished Building/Facility (up to $600K):
CampusLife Macquarie - 'UBar, The Common'
Highly Commended: UOW Pulse - 'Setting the Bar- UniBar Sustainability Refurbishment' (VIDEO)

Staff Development

Best Staff Training Program:
University of Sydney Union - 'Professional Development & Train the Trainer Program' 

Best Newcomer Award:
[email protected] - Mitchell McBurnie
Highly Commended: University of South Australia Student Association - Tracey Wellen and La Trobe Student Union - Greg Wighton


Joe Curtis Travel Scholarship:
Danielle Mengel, Operations Supervisor - La Trobe Student Union (VIDEO)

Tom O'Sullivan Memorial Award:
Wayne Watt, General Manager - Griffith University Gold Coast Student Guild

Want to know more about these winning initiatives? See what some of our Finalists and Recipients had to say about them:

For any queries please contact:

Shahrin Leontarou 
E: [email protected]  
M: 0405 839 694

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