Arc has walked away with 8 accolades at the annual Tertiary Access Group (TAG) CampusLink Awards. The TAG Awards recognise exceptional co-circular student programming by organisations in Australia. 3 Arc initiatives won their category and another 5 were awarded highly commended.
Best Refurbished Facility was awarded to Roundhouse for its stunning $32M renovation which was completed in January 2018. The renovation took 18 months and involved a complete interior and exterior refurbishment as well as the installation of world class audio-visual technologies. The impressive countdown marketing collateral and extensive rebrand of Roundhouse was also awarded highly commended for Best Visual Design and Best Marketing Campaign.
Student facing services were also high achievers on the night. Best Student Publication was awarded to The Student Cookbook which was entitled “The Shared Table” and featured over 25 recipes that were submitted, edited, tested, photographed and curated by a team of students. The team was led by Bernice Chung, a 4th year Commerce/ Science student. Her foreword captures the sentiment of the popular publication:
“Let food be the cornerstone of the good times you’ll remember with the people you care about most, even long after the table has been cleared.”
Most Successful Event was awarded to the Phil' 24 Hour Fun-A-Thon. The event featured 300 student participants across 30 teams whose fundraising raised $75,000 and brought the total amount raised by the program so far to $250,000 for Child Life & Music Therapy at Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation. Phil’ has already raised $10,000 in 2019 and is aiming to reach $100,000 by the end of the year. Participants were thrilled with the event in its third year running:
“Fun-A-Thon is the biggest and most rewarding event I've ever been a part of! You get to bond so much with your team and get a bit of a competitive kick in each of the hourly challenges, which are always something different, fun and related to the cause.”
Arc was also awarded highly commended in 3 other categories: Most Successful Clubs Event - UNSW Indonesian Night Markets; Most Successful Sports Initiative - She Can; and Best Staff Training Initiatives - Arc Development Initiatives.
James Yau, Director of Student Engagement was exceptionally proud of the results which he believes reflects the strength and breadth of ways that Arc supports and engages students.
“The TAG CampusLink Awards are a credit to the tireless efforts of Arc staff and students who go above and beyond to make sure that UNSW students have a range of opportunities at their fingertips.”