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Student awards and prizes

Each year, we congratulate our high achieving students with prizes and awards in order to help them reach their potential through extended learning.

Criminology

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The Serco Acacia Award for enhancing the understanding of the experiences of Aboriginal people in prisons

Awarded to the student whose critical essay achieves the highest mark and addresses the following criteria:

  1. It is a critical assessment of Aboriginal imprisonment in WA;
  2. It brings awareness to a particular issue associated with Aboriginal imprisonment; or
  3. It contributes to the understanding of a particular issue.

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The Oxford University Press Prize for Academic Achievement in Criminology and Justice

Awarded to the eligible student with the highest Weighted Average Mark (WAM) for the G81 course.

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Outcare Prize for Academic Excellence in Case Management

Awarded to the eligible student with the highest mark in the unit CRI2101 Professional Skills: Case Management.

EC (Ted) Magladry Prize in Community Corrections

Awarded to the student whose critical essay achieves the highest mark in CRI3105 and addresses the following criteria:

  • Meets the marking criteria for the unit (format, content, review of relevant literature, development of supported argument and academic writing skills).
  • The critical essay is an assessment item for CRI3105 and will be assessed and marked according to the ECU marking guide provided in the CRI3105 Unit Plan.


Design

Adobe Prize for Design

Awarded to the eligible student with highest course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) in either W64 or Y82 Bachelor of Design.


Psychology

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Dr Janis Fairbairn Clinical Excellence Prize

Awarded to the eligible student who exhibits the best practical clinical skills across the two field practicum placements, PSY6242 and PSY6246, based on the reports provided by practicum supervisors.

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Delta Psychology Prize

Clinical Supervisors will discuss with Clinic Director and decide on one nominee.

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Australian Psychological Society Prize

Awarded to the student who achieves the highest Weight Average Mark (WAM) within the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours K84 or Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Honours K86.


Social Science

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The Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA) Prize

Awarded to a student who has completed the unit YWK2113 Youth Work Professional Placement in the year of the award.

  • This is a pass/ fail unit, therefore the prize will be awarded for the most comprehensive and best evidenced portfolio.
  • The Unit Coordinator will draw up a shortlist of the best three portfolios.
  • The committee will rank those shortlisted using the assessment criteria for the unit.
  • The committee will judge the student portfolios and award the prize.

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PACFA Award for Outstanding Student Paper

Awarded to the student whose case study or project is deemed most outstanding by the awarding committee in line with the marketing guides used for both units.

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PACFA Award for Outstanding Graduate

Awarded to the outstanding graduate who displays excellence in both academic and practical performance with the highest Weighted Average Course Mark (WAM).

Magdalena Prize in Feminist Research

Awarded to the eligible student who has explicitly contributed to feminist research through their application of feminist thought and/or development of feminist research methodologies.

"Hypatia" Prize in Women's Studies

Awarded to the female student who obtained the overall highest final mark in the unit CSV3105 Gender Issues: Terms and Debates in the year of the award.

Eileen Carthew Community Placement Award

Awarded to the eligible student who has achieved the highest level of practice whilst on placement from both the Agency supervisor report and the ECU supervisor report.


South West

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WA Plantation Resources Prize

Awarded to the eligible student with the highest Weighted Average Mark in the Bachelor of Arts (Y40) course.

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South West Development Commission Social Work Graduate Prize

Awarded to the student with the highest Weighted Average Mark (WAM) across both courses.

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Department for Child Protection Prize

Awarded to student with highest average final results from the following four units:

  • SWK2010 Theory and Practice for Child Protection;
  • SWK2104 Human Behavior in the Social Environment;
  • SWK2111 Aboriginal Histories of the Present; and
  • SWK2116 Gender, Families and Professional Practice.

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Western Australian Branch Prize

Awarded to the student who achieves the highest average result from the following units within the Bachelor of Social Work (K41):

  • SWK3112 Social Work Theory and Practice 1: Advanced Interpersonal Skills;
  • SWK3121 Social Work Theory and Practice 2: A Focus on Theories;
  • SWK4111 Social Work Theory and Practice 3: Collective Interventions; and
  • SWK4121 Social Work Theory and Practice 4: Activism and Social Change.

Art Partners Prize for Visual Arts

Awarded to a student graduating from the Bachelor of Arts (Course Code Y40) with a major in Visual Arts who has the highest Weighted Average Mark (WAM).

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