2021 Winners

Our Student Excellence Awards celebrate students’ contributions to the Macquarie University community.

This year, over 40 entries went through our nomination and selection process.

Leadership Excellence Award 2021

Ziyan Tejani

Portrait photo of Ziyan Tejani

The finalists for Leadership Excellence Award 2021 were:

  • Jakeb Wilkinson
  • Michelle Playoust
  • James Saber
  • Lien Nguyen

Outstanding Volunteer Award 2021

Jakeb Wilkinson

Portrait photo of Jakeb Wilkinson

Thurain Tun

Portrait photo of Thurain Tun

The finalists for the Outstanding Volunteer Award 2021 were:

  • Ziyan Tejani
  • Nicholas De Bres
  • Sherlin John

Outstanding Student Group 2021

Women Entering Business

Group of students from Women Entering Business society smiling

Psychology Society

Group of students from MacPsych smiling and holding drinks

The finalists for the Outstanding Student Group Awards 2021 were:

  • Actuarial Students’ Society
  • Bangladesh Students Association
  • Consulting Club
  • Liberal Club

About the Awards

These awards help recognise the outstanding resilience, spirit of service and leadership exhibited by our students. There are three main award categories:

  • Leadership Excellence Award: This individual award recognises the outstanding leadership of an individual student to the Macquarie University community.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award: This individual award celebrates the efforts of student volunteers across Macquarie University and their contribution to the student experience.
  • Outstanding Student Group Award: This team award recognises an affiliated student group that has made an outstanding contribution to student life at Macquarie University in 2021.

You may be nominated for the awards by your fellow students, a Macquarie University staff member, or you may choose to self-nominate.

For self-nominations, you must provide a letter of reference from at least two Macquarie staff members or community members that endorse your nomination. For full details, refer to the 2021 Award criteria and selection process below.

The team/individual winners will receive a certificate and prize of $500. Runner up candidates will receive a certificate of recognition.

Student Excellence Award Winners 2020

Last year, we received over 80 submissions with three deserving winners.

Watch the video to hear our winners from 2020 share their stories and take you through the process.

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