Celebrating the 2022 Student Experience Awards
Excitement was back on campus at Waurn Ponds with the return of the annual Student Experience Awards. Student leaders and award winners had the opportunity to walk the red carpet for this special event, with a fantastic time had by all celebrating the outstanding efforts of students across our four campuses.
Guests enjoyed a panel discussion featuring Residential Leaders from each campus reflecting on the highlights of the year, as well as a presentation from former Residential Leader and Deakin alum Amber Sharp, who spoke fondly of her time on Res, the life-long friendships she has made, and how her leadership experience has set her up well for a career in teaching and provided a mindset to identify and grasp opportunities as they arise.
Reflecting on the event, Emerging Leader award winner Erin Garbler (Waurn Ponds) said,
The Deakin Residential Awards was an amazing night, showing how diverse the Deakin Res community is. The night demonstrated to me that Res is a supportive environment, assisting with the transition from student into adulthood and life outside of school.
Tilak Patel, Academic Award winner for the faculty of Business and Law (Warrnambool) said,
To know our efforts are recognised, motivates me to continue working towards my goals.
Residential Leader Tea Van de Burgt received the Leadership Award (Burwood), and said,
Knowing that I had made a significant positive impact on the student body at Res within just one year means the world to me, and receiving this award was such an incredible, rewarding and heart-warming experience.
And fellow Leadership Award winner, Jorja Brown from Waterfront said,
It was genuinely a surprise to receive the award. It means so much to me that I have impacted my fellow ressies and that they nominated me for the Leadership Award. Makes all the work and effort worth it and is great to be recognised for that.
This event is always a highlight of the calendar year for Deakin Res students, as staff and students celebrate the positive culture and outstanding contributions to life on Res.
Congratulations to all our award recipients, we hope you enjoy our gallery of highlights!
Emerging Leader Award
- Erin Eagles, Burwood
- Erin Garbler, Waurn Ponds
- André Vitti, Waterfront
- Georgia Williams, Warrnambool
- Tea Van de Burgt, Burwood
- Mitchell Cook, Waurn Ponds
- Jorja Brown, Waterfront
- Sheridan Finn, Warrnambool
RESPECT Values Award
- Hà Tô, Burwood
- Reuben James, Waurn Ponds
- Noah Deane, Waterfront
- Laura Lang, Warrnambool
Academic Award – Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
- El Martin, Waurn Ponds
- Cynthia Yi Min Chee, Burwood
- Phoebe Edwards, Warrnambool
- Juliet Doling, Waterfront
Academic Award – Faculty of Arts and Education
- Isabelle Martino, Waurn Ponds
- Vamika Satrasala, Burwood
- Harvey Evans, Warrnambool
- Chloe Lochhead, Waterfront
Academic Award – Faculty of Business and Law
- Rachael Sedlacek, Waurn Ponds
- Bhavya Bagaria, Burwood
- Tilak Patel, Warrnambool
- Alyssa Ward, Waterfront
Academic Award – Faculty of Health
- Aryan Modi, Waurn Ponds
- Rowan McGrath, Burwood
- Sherry Wang, Warrnambool
- Felipe Chiriboga Vega, Waterfront