2019 Club of the Year Awards

Award Criteria

It's been an exciting year for Arc Clubs - and we want to celebrate your achievements! Nominations are now open for our annual Club Awards. Nominate your club for ultimate glory and bragging rights for all of 2019. 

The Arc Club of the Year Award recognises the Club that has made a significant contribution to UNSW student life and to a vibrant campus community. The Arc Club of the Year Award is the primary mechanism by which excellence in Clubs is recognised by Arc @ UNSW.

There are also three runner-up awards:

  • Arc Regular Club of the Year
  • Arc Constituent Club of the Year
  • Arc New Club of the Year

Clubs who do not win the overall Arc Club of the Year Award automatically go into the running to win these runner-up awards depending on their classification.

We also have specific awards to recognise the different kinds of events that clubs hold, the creativity of Clubs and the contribution that many non-executive make to Clubs.

  • Arc Club On Campus Activity Award
  • Arc Club Off Campus Activity Award
  • Arc Club Multimedia Promotion Award (People's Choice)
  • Arc Club Design of the Year Award (People's Choice)
  • Arc Club Member of the Year Award

We look forward to seeing your nominations!

Nominations are open until WED 2 OCT 2019 (WK3), 5PM.

Voting for the People's Choice awards will be open in WK5 (details TBC). To be eligible to vote you must be a 2019 Arc Member (have the 2019 Membership Sticker on your student card).

You can find further details of the awards (including eligibility, purpose, criteria, and prizes) below. If you have any questions about the awards or experience any issues with the form, please email clubs@arc.unsw.edu.au.


Award Details

Eligibility

Only Affiliated Clubs are eligible to be nominated and have an Award conferred. 

Arc Club of the Year Award

Purpose: To reward the Club that has made the highest contribution to UNSW student life and contributed the most to a vibrant campus community, and to encourage well organised, active clubs and successful activities on campus.

CriteriaHighest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Club’s activities
  • Success of Club activities
  • Success in reaching the Club’s mission
  • Involvement of the Club in Arc activities
  • Logistical success of the Club’s operations
  • Success in developing and implementing events and initiatives that foster an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture within the Club and/or within the UNSW student community
  • Success of member development and training 
  • Degree of success in budgeting and planning

Prize: Recognition on the Perpetual Trophy, Commemorative Plaque, $200 Cash Prize, $200 Arc Event Prize

Arc Regular Club Award

Purpose: To reward the Regular Club that has made a high contribution to UNSW student life and contributed the most to a vibrant campus community, and to encourage active clubs and successful activities on campus.

Criteria: High contribution to student life based on the:

  • Club’s activities
  • Success of Club activities
  • Success in reaching the Club’s mission
  • Success in developing and implementing events and initiatives that foster an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture within the Club and/or within the UNSW student community
  • Involvement of the Club in Arc activities

Prize: Commemorative Plaque, $100 Arc Event Prize


Arc Constituent Club Award

Purpose: To reward the Constituent Club that has made a high contribution to UNSW student life and contributed the most to a vibrant campus community, and to encourage active clubs and successful activities on campus.

Criteria: High contribution to student life based on the:

  • Club’s activities
  • Success of Club activities
  • Success in reaching the Club’s mission
  • Success in developing and implementing events and initiatives that foster an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture within the Club and/or within the UNSW student community
  • Involvement of the Club in Arc activities

Prize: Commemorative Plaque, $100 Arc Event Prize

Arc New Club Award

Purpose: To reward the new Club that has made a high contribution to UNSW student life and contributed the most to a vibrant campus community, and to encourage active clubs and successful activities on campus.  

Criteria: High contribution to student life based on the:

  • Club’s activities
  • Success of Club activities
  • Success in reaching the Club’s mission
  • Success in developing and implementing events and initiatives that foster an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture within the Club and/or within the UNSW student community
  • Involvement of the Club in Arc activities

Special Criteria: The Club must have been inaugurated by a General Meeting of the Club within 18 months before the Award nomination closes. 

Prize: Commemorative Plaque, $100 Arc Event Prize


Arc Club On Campus Activity Award

Purpose: To recognise the value of successful on-campus Club activities to UNSW student life.

Criteria: Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Success of the Club activity
  • Degree to which the Club activity assists the Club in reaching its mission
  • Degree to which they increase and improve UNSW campus life
  • Degree to which the event actively seeks to foster the engagement of diverse demographics of students (including but not exclusive to the organisation and promotion of the event as well as the event itself)

Prize: Commemorative Plaque, $100 Arc Event Prize

Arc Club Off Campus Activity Award

Purpose: To recognise the value of successful off-campus Club activities to UNSW student life and the UNSW community.

Criteria: Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Success of the Club activity
  • Degree to which the Club activity assists the Club in reaching its mission
  • Degree to which they promote UNSW campus life and clubs and societies to the greater community
  • Degree to which the event actively seeks to foster the engagement of diverse demographics of students (including but not exclusive to the organisation and promotion of the event as well as the event itself)

Prize: Commemorative Plaque, $100 Arc Event Prize

Arc Club Multimedia Promotion (People’s Choice Award)

Purpose: To recognise high achievement in the production of multimedia promotional material. This includes any form and combination of multimedia (video, animation etc) produced to promote a Club event, activity, initiative etc. or the Club as a whole.

Criteria: Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Clarity of the promotional material’s purpose and success in achieving its intended goals, outcomes and targets
  • Degree to which the multimedia promotional material exhibits value, quality and professionalism
  • Degree to which the promotional material’s purpose has a clear connection to engaging UNSW student life

Special Criteria: The material must be produced within 12 months before the Award nomination closes by one or more individuals, who were all UNSW students at the time, without payment for services.

Prize: Commemorative Plaque, $100 Arc Event Prize

Voting for this award will be open to 2019 Arc members (more info at the top of this page).

Arc Club Design of the Year Award (People’s Choice Award)

Purpose: To recognise high achievement in designing static Club promotional or other material. This includes static images designed in the last 12 months in order to promote a Club event, activity, initiative etc. or the Club as a whole. 

Eligible designs include (but are not exclusive to) logos, Facebook event images, merchandise, posters and flyers.

Criteria: Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Clarity of the design’s purpose and success in achieving its intended goals, outcomes and targets
  • Degree to which the design exihibits value, quality and professionalism
  • Degree to which the design’s purpose has a clear connection to engaging UNSW student life

Special Criteria: The material must be produced within 12 months before the Award nomination closes by one or more individuals, who were all UNSW students at the time, without payment for services.

Prize: Commemorative Plaque, $100 Arc Event Prize

Voting for this award will be open to 2019 Arc members (more info at the top of this page).

Arc Club Member of the Year Award

Purpose: To recognise a Club member that has made an outstanding contribution to one or more Clubs. The Club member must be an Arc member, and the outstanding contributions must have been made during a period when they did not hold an Executive position in the Club/s.

Criteria: Highest contribution to student life based on the degree to which

  • The Club member made a significant contribution to the success of the Club/s
  • The Club member’s contribution exceeded expectations
  • The Club member was an inspiration and/or support to other Club members

Special Criteria: At the time of the nomination, the member must be a current UNSW student and Arc member, and the Club/s must be currently affiliated with Arc.

Prize: Commemorative Plaque, $50 Arc Event Prize

2018 Arc Club Awards Winners

Off Campus Activity of the Year

Awarded to the event with the highest contribution to student life based on the success of the activity, the degree to which it assists the Club in reaching its mission and the degree to which it promotes UNSW campus life and Clubs to the greater community.

Highly Commended – Blue Mountains Trail Running (Campus Runners)

Winner - Inter-University Cocktail Night (Women In Engineering Society)

The Inter-University Cocktail Night was jointly held by UNSW, USyd and UTS Women in Engineering Societies at Madame Tussauds Sydney on April 18th 2018. The purpose of the event was to provide a comfortable setting for engineering students and industry professionals to exchange insights and experiences as well as to establish interuniversity relationships. After introductory speeches from the event organisers and sponsors, attendees were encouraged to explore the museum and network with over 50 professionals from a wide variety of engineering disciplines. Canapes and light refreshments were provided.

This event fostered the development of both student to industry relations as well as inter-university relations. By establishing a network for our students that expands past the realm of the classroom we are setting them up for a successful future, and are truly reaching our goal of creating a pipeline of students to successful engineers. The event was truly successful, as it exposed our members to over 60 industry representatives. This exposure not only highlighted our talented female engineering members, but too showcased the opportunities that the Women in Engineering Society provides to its members.

As well as encouraging the professional development of our students, the success of the event can be measured through the social, positive and collaborative space that we created. This event simultaneously contributes to university culture, while creating a safe space for female engineers.


On Campus Activity of the Year

Awarded to the event with the highest contribution to student life based on the success of the activity, the degree to which it assists the Club in reaching its mission and the degree to which it increases and improves UNSW campus life.

Highly Commended – CevBuddy (Civil and Environmental Engineering Society)

Highly Commended – Sports Royale (Engineering Society)

Winner - Social Innovation Program (Enactus)

Enactus UNSW's Social Innovation Program (SIP) was a two-week intensive program where attendees collaborated among a small team and gained hands-on experience with sustainable social enterprises that strived towards improving and empowering disadvantaged groups. It offered students with a passion for social enterprises an exclusive opportunity to develop themselves personally and professionally. Students were guided by SIP mentors with a vast amount of entrepreneurial experience and worked in dynamic teams of people from different faculties to create a social difference.

This program helped achieve Enactus UNSW's aims of creating opportunities for students to experience entrepreneurship and create a social impact, as it enabled students to start a social enterprise from scratch or develop an existing social enterprise. This was successful in developing students' professionally, as mentors guided students to start a social enterprise, which included learning how to ideate, conduct needs assessments and market research. For students working to develop existing social enterprises, they developed their business skills, for example, Fortunate Food Co., an enterprise that creates chutney from tomato waste, pitched their ideas to local businesses, and learnt real skills in business sales. Asides from working closely with a social enterprise, students had the opportunity to attend workshops that developed crucial skills such as design thinking. The program also contributed to campus life as the students participating in the program were from a diverse range of faculties including business, law, engineering, science, arts and medicine, which united people from different faculties and created a sense of community. This allowed students to learn from students from other degrees, enhance their teamwork and communication skills and develop friendships over a shared passion for social change.


People’s Choice Design of the Year

Highly Commended - Camp Promo Image (Engineering)

Winner - Business Ball Promo Image (Business Society)

Cover photo utilised to promote BSOC's annual business ball


People's Choice Multimedia Promotion of the Year

Highly Commended - Careers Fair Promo Video (Actuarial Society)

Highly Commended - 2018 EngSoc Hoodie Campaign Video (Engineering Society)

Highly Commended - "All Faculties" Video (Enactus)

Winner – Orientation Video 2018 (Business Society)

This was a video released during O-Week Semester 1 to introduce incoming students to some of BSOC's upcoming events. It comprises of videos from BSOC events and is intended to encourage new students to participate in university life to best of their ability. This content relates to BSOC as its mission has always been to encourage students to forge a holistic university experience. This video demonstrates that BSOC will support individuals throughout and beyond their journey in tertiary education.

Club of the Year Awards

Rewards the Clubs that have made the highest contribution to UNSW student life and contributed to a vibrant campus community. Encourages well organised, active clubs and successful activities on campus.

Awarded based on the

·         Club’s activities

·         Success of Club activities

·         Success in reaching the Club’s mission

·         Involvement of the Club in Arc activities

·         Logistical success of the Club’s operations

·         Success of member development and training

·         Degree of success in budgeting and planning

New Club of the Year

Awarded to a Club that was started in the last 18 months

Winner – Yoga Club

Our main aim is to provide affordable yoga classes to students and a safe environment to practice yoga. Throughout 2018 UNSW Yoga club has continued to provide two yoga classes a week on campus for a maximum of $8 per class for Arc members and maximum $10 for non-Arc members. Our instructors focus their classes on building strength as well as teaching mindfulness and breathing techniques to enhance student’s stress management and wellbeing. As we are still quite a new club we have been focused on spreading the word about Yoga Club and growing our member numbers. We now have over 300 members on Orgsync and over 250 followers on our Club’s Facebook page.


Constituent Club of the Year

Highly Commended – Business Society

Winner – Accounting Society

The UNSW Accounting Society aims to bridge the gap between students and the professional world, but informing, developing and connecting students. This year we were able to inform another 1.2K students of the opportunities within university and in industry, through a successful Orientation Week Campaign (with 1K members joining in 2017, we have doubled our membership base in 2 years). We did this through engaging weekly newsletters with industry, video and interactive content (e.g. brainteasers/riddles), our video/multimedia recaps and our informative website (including our popular Careers Board). Through our educational events (Excel, Microsoft Office, LinkedIn and Revision Workshops) and AccSoc Development Program (Student Mentoring), we have ensured our members develop the required soft and hard skills required within the workplace. On top of that, this semester we’ve added another value driver to our mentoring program, by providing our student mentors with professional mentors in industry. Thus, employing a three-tiered mentoring program, to ensure the ‘gap’ of required knowledge and mentoring is filled at each stage of university. Furthermore, we’ve structured our on-campus events to help students practice for the application processes of many popular employers, by providing workshops on Online Applications, Video Interviews, Assessment Centres and Interviews.


Regular Club of the Year

Highly Commended – Women in Engineering Society

Highly Commended – Enactus

Winner – Dog Appreciation Society

UNSW DogSoc aims to provide a community for students and members to come together and share their love of and appreciation for dogs. With a rapidly growing member base of over 4,000 dog lovers from UNSW and beyond since the club’s foundation in late 2016, the love has definitely been spread. UNSW DogSoc’s primary objectives are to assist with the wellbeing of UNSW students; to raise awareness about dogs that need care; and to provide a platform to create new friendships between dog owners, dog appreciators, and dogs alike. Over 2018, UNSW DogSoc has provided an engaging and supportive medium for dog lovers (owners and admirers alike) to share their special moments with their pets, as well as events and all else related to the joys of canine existence. In addition, DogSoc has partnered with societies including UNSW Yoga Club and Australia Chinese Youth Association (ACYA) to host events to promote student morale and wellbeing. DogSoc’s various social events have brought together members and their pets, successfully fostering new friendships and a sense of community.


Club of the Year

Filipino Students’ Society

Coming from the revival of the Filipino Students’ Society of UNSW or “FILOSOC” in 2017, the 2018 Executives relaunced the society with a new constitution and a new branding. This year, we envisioned FILOSOC to be the premier collective that cultivates and harnesses the Filipino identity of its members and that promotes the Filipino culture in the university and to the rest of Australia. To achieve this, we championed the “Five-Star Filipino” branding which represents the following: 1) Filipino Servant (service and empowerment pillar); 2) Filipino Manager (hospitality and management); 3) Filipino Scholar (academic excellence); 4) Filipino Advocate (progressive inclusive advocacy); 5) Ethical Filipino (enduring respect and integrity).

FILOSOC was successful in achieving these by strengthening the internals and the externals while strategically aligned implementing activies. Internally, we drafted our Rules of Internal Governance, restructured out Executive, and implemented flagship recurring events: Mabuhay Meet: Filo and Aussie Barbie (sem welcome), Kapihan Series (issues and talks), Pyestang Pinoy Series (Filo food events), Pinoy Trip Series (cultural events), Sem-Ender Boodle Fight Fiesta (eating food on banana leaf using hands). Externally, UNSW FILOSOC led the establishment of the state-wide Filipino Student Council of New South Wales (NewFil Council), and the country-wide Filipino-Australian Association

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