The 2023 Student Life Awards celebrated another successful year for Swinburne clubs. Taking place on Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus in the AMDC Sky Lounge, the event honoured the outstanding achievements made by students beyond the classroom.
Recipients showcased exceptional dedication, passion, and commitment to the Swinburne community and contributed to fostering a sense of belonging among their peers.
Marketing, Communications, Clubs & Sport Team Leader Anth Artusa says clubs are the heartbeat of Student Life at Swinburne.
“Clubs play an integral role in helping students to make life-long friends and develop skills and capability that expands well beyond what is covered in the classroom.
“It’s so inspiring to see students grow from the first time they become a club member and develop to become a leader in their communities that drive a sense of belonging for all at Swinburne,” Anth says.
Bachelor of computer science graduate Fatima Hanif.
Shaping our students
2023 Leader of the Year Award Winner and Bachelor of computer science graduate Fatima Hanif is President of the Swinburne Pakistani Society.
Fatima says clubs transformed her university experience.
“The memories created through club events are unforgettable. I’ve gained valuable skills in teamwork, communication and event management and formed lasting friendships. These experiences have given me a sense of pride in being a Swinburne student,” Fatima said.
Swinburne Student Sohani is studying a Bachelor of Business (Professional) with a major in marketing and is president of club of the year winner PixelSwin, which creates an engaging and active community for photographers.
Sohani says winning club of the year marks a period of exciting growth for PixelSwin.
“This award recognises the dedication and hard work of our team and motivates us to continue to provide valuable experiences and expand our reach at Swinburne.”
“As president of PixelSwin, I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to contribute to our club’s success and leave a lasting legacy on the club,” Sohani said.
PixelSwin are the recipients of the club of the year award.
Join the clubs...
Fatima encourages everyone to take the leap and join a student club.
“Just start: Become a part of the community and, who knows, you might find yourself contributing as a committee member, playing a role behind the scenes. The transition from a newcomer to a driving force within a club community is a truly empowering experience,” Fatima said.
Anth encourages current club members eager for more to seek additional ways to engage with the Swinburne to explore deeper engagement within their club community.
“Clubs are one of the many places where communities are formed at Swinburne. The connections formed through other programs like volunteering, leadership programs, sports teams and other initiatives run at Student Life are vital to creating a wholistic student experience.”
Winners for each category:
Club Committee Member of the Year - Fatima Binish
Club Initiative of the Year - Swinburne Pop Culture Club (24-Hour Charity Livestream)
Club Collaboration of the Year - End of Semester Party (Gender Agenda, Swinburne Music Society, Swinburne Pop Culture Club, Swinburne Physics and Outer-Space Club, Swinburne Tabletop Role-Playing Games Club)
New Club of the Year - Swinburne Badminton Club
Club of the Year - PixelSwin
People's Choice Award - Vietnamese International Students at Swinburne
Volunteer of the Year - Bilal Ahmed
Volunteer of the Year - Drishti Kapoor
Volunteer of the Year - Anna To
Clubs play an important role in fostering an inclusive and engaged experience for students at Swinburne. Joining a club is a great way to make new friends outside of the classroom, meet like-minded people and learn new skills to add to your resume by doing the things that you love.
Located directly opposite Glenferrie railway station, The Junction is home to Swinburne's clubs and societies. There you'll find the Node: An exclusive space for clubs to meet and host events.