First Nations Success Awards

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching the inaugural Charles Sturt First Nations Success Awards for Students and Staff in 2021. These awards have been established to recognise the achievements and contributions of First Nations students and staff in our communities.

Nominations open

Monday 23 August

Nominations close

Thursday 30 September

Award Categories

There are six award categories. You may nominate someone for more than one category. Make sure you read and address the selection criteria. Additional material, such as images or documents, can be uploaded to support your nomination but are not mandatory for any category.

Winners will be announced at the Charles Sturt’s First Nations Success Awards ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday 18 November 2021. If we are unable to host the ceremony due to the impacts of COVID-19, we will reschedule for February 2021.

  • Student achievement

    This award recognises significant achievement made by a First Nations student, such as improvement in results, overcoming barriers or challenges within or external to the University environment, contribution to community or other students, or others. This award is based on a holistic view of achievement and success.

    • Does this student identify as a First Nations student?
    • What course are/were they enrolled in? What year did they enrol?
    • Please describe the significant achievements made in the last 5 years
    • Please describe any future study, career or community goals
    • Optional - Please add any further information to support this nomination, such as statements from staff or fellow students, support letters, curriculum vitaes or examples of achievements made

    Make a nomination

  • Student academic excellence

    This award recognises academic excellence demonstrated by a student. This award is based on measurable demonstration of academic outcomes. Additional information about a more holistic view of achievement and success can also be included in the nomination.

    • Does this student identify as a First Nations student?
    • What course are/were they enrolled in? What year did they enrol?
    • Please describe how the student has demonstrated academic excellence made in the last 5 years
    • Please describe any future study, career or community goals
    • Optional - Please add any further information to support this nomination, such as statements from staff or fellow students, support letters, curriculum vitaes or examples of achievements made

    Make a nomination

  • Impact award

    This award recognises the positive impacts made by an individual or group of staff to First Nations education and/or engagement at Charles Sturt University. This may have been achieved through delivery of exceptional results in own role; a working group or committee; a project or program; a community of practice or others.

    • Name/s of staff and/or students
    • Position/s of staff (if applicable)
    • Please describe the positive impacts made in the last 5 years
    • Please describe any expected ongoing future impacts
    • Optional - Please add any further information to support this nomination, such as statements from supervisor or colleagues, support letters, curriculum vitaes or examples of achievements made

    Make a nomination

  • Staff achievement

    This award recognises significant achievement made by a First Nations staff member, such as improvement in results in functional area, advocating to address barriers or challenges within the University environment, contribution to community or other staff, or others. This award is based on a holistic view of achievement and success.

    • Do they identify as a First Nations staff member?
    • What is their role at the university?
    • Please describe the significant achievements made in the last 5 years
    • Please describe any future study, career or community goals
    • Optional - Please add any further information to support this nomination, such as statements from supervisor or colleagues, support letters, curriculum vitaes or examples of achievements made

    Make a nomination

  • Staff recognition of service

    This award recognises First Nations staff members who have provided ten years or more service at Charles Sturt University. This award is based on years or service, and can be used to acknowledge a holistic view of achievement and success by the staff member.

    • Do they identify as a First Nations staff member?
    • What is their role at the university?
    • How many years have they served at Charles Sturt University?
    • Please describe examples of their achievement and/or success to acknowledge in the last 5 years
    • Optional - Please add any further information to support this nomination, such as statements from supervisor or colleagues, support letters, curriculum vitaes or examples of achievements made

    Make a nomination

  • Staff recognition of contribution

    This award recognises the positive impacts made by a First Nations Elder, individual or group from community to First Nations education and/or engagement at Charles Sturt University. This award is based on a holistic view of contribution.

    • Name/s of Elder/s, individual/s or group
    • Community or location
    • Please describe the contributions made in the last 5 years
    • Please describe any expected ongoing future impacts
    • Optional - Please add any further information to support this nomination, such as statements from staff or community groups, support letters, curriculum vitaes or examples of achievements made in the last 5 years

    Make a nomination

Nominations

If you feel your nominee meets the requirements for an award, please submit your nomination before Thursday 30th of September.

Make a nomination

Enquiries

If you have any questions or an enquiry about your nomination, please contact us to discuss.

Email: firstnations@csu.edu.au

Phone: 1800 345 688

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