FAQ

Below you will see we’ve listed some of the common questions we receive, but if you have something else you would like to know make sure you Contact Us so we can help you out! We will keep updating this page with other FAQs, as we receive them.

An Organisation must be a current financial member or a supplier/contract holder of Tertiary Access Group (TAG) to participate in these awards. If you are not sure, check with the Head of your Organisation.

A total of 17 award titles are open for entries in 2021. These have been grouped under seven overarching categories, all relevant to the diverse landscape of student experience services and life on campus. See the full list.

To be eligible for the Awards, your submission must have occurred between the previous February and the submission deadline.

For example, the 2021 Awards cover initiatives, events, programs etc which took place between 1st February 2020 and 12th March 2021.

Submissions are open between 2nd December 2020 and 12th March (note that the submission deadline has been extended – see more)

Shortlisted Finalists will be announced in May 2021. Winning entries will be awarded at the CampusLink Gala Awards dinner. See the event details.

  • Carefully read through the terms and conditions
  • Familiarise yourself with all of the Awards and their criteria and identify those most relevant to your initiatives
  • If relevant, seek approval to share required information from the authorising Head of your Organisation
  • Register your Organisation
  • Gather relevant information, data and documentation to complete your Submissions
  • Complete a separate submission form for each Award that you choose to submit to
  • Cross check all information and get your submissions in by the closing date

Yes, you can log-in and edit your Submissions at any stage, up until the closing date.

This is specific to each Award. Those Awards which have a restricted number of submissions per Organisation will specify it in the criteria.

Yes, Supporting Files (logos, photos, documents etc) must be less than 5mb each

Submitting to the CampusLink Awards can provide great benefits Organisations as well as Individuals:

  • Gain Industry Recognition and be seen as leader’s in the Student Services sector
  • Increase marketability by adding winner or finalist status to email signatures; websites; employment ads; social media; tender applications etc
  • Positive engagement with staff, students, customers and suppliers
  • Provide recognition to colleagues, staff or suppliers with an individual award
  • Inspire others in our sector
  • Secure a travel scholarship for yourself or a colleague (*only available to members of TAG, conditions apply).
  • Celebrate with your peers at the CampusLink Gala Awards Dinner
  1. Confirm that your organisation is a financial member of TAG or a supporting supplier
  2. Allocate one team member to be responsible for collating and processing your submission/s
  3. Check that you have enough data and information to successfully complete the relevant criteria
  • Dedicate one person to be responsible for; collating all the detail and data required for the proposed entries, working on the narrative of your entries and writing the submissions.
  • Review the terms and conditions
  • Review the Awards Criterias (hyperlink to CATEGORIES page) carefully to make sure you choose the Award/s with the best fit
  • Check that you have enough details to successfully complete all of the relevant criteria.
  • Schedule a meeting with those relevant to the Submission and go over all the details to make sure nothing has been missed
  • Utilise any in-house marketing and graphics people to add a professional touch to the submission
  • Consider what you can leverage from your brand and your market following (marketing material, photos on file, social media status)
  • Don’t leave your submission/s to the last minute, allocate enough time to complete the submission to the best of your ability, put your efforts into the presentation and the way it looks and reads
  • Take time to answer each criteria properly and maintain enthusiasm for your story
  • Provide evidence to verify your claims and your successes.  Support your narrative with facts, figures, feedback responses and evidence-based data
  • Keep language familiar and refrain from using jargon or acronyms that the judges may not be familiar with
  • Check all grammar and spelling

We have seen hundreds of wonderful initiatives and individuals over the years, take a look at the winners from 2021, 2020 and 2019 for some inspiration.

Jury Panels are made up of sector experts and independent industry professionals with expertise relevant to the Awards they are reviewing. Jury members are given two weeks to independently review all submissions for an Award prior to an online conference call for the Panel to collaborate on the final outcome.

Each Award is allocated a handpicked Jury Panel, based on their skills, knowledge and experience.

Contact the Awards Coordinator via the Contact Form