2021 Gold Coast Student Excellence Awards

The Gold Coast Student Excellence Awards recognise and acknowledge our outstanding students and the positive impact and contributions they have made within the community and our city. These awards will be jointly present by the City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and Study Gold Coast Chief Executive Officer Alfred Slogrove.  

Award winners in each category are awarded $1,000 along with a certificate & a personalised trophy. All award winners will automatically become part of the Gold Coast Student Alumni Network.  

This year's event precinct will offer attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves within an extravagant carnival and a lavish dinner inspired by the global street food scene. With dynamic live music performances, a curated décor, retro video games and entertainers across 3 hours, it will be Good Vibes Only throughout our annual student celebration.

Award Categories

Nominations are assessed by a panel comprising of two Study Gold Coast staff members & a member of the Student Advisory Board.

Award winners in each category are awarded $1,000 along with a certificate & a personalised trophy. Award winners will automatically become part of the Gold Coast Student Alumni Network.

Excellence in Enhancing our Communities

Recognises a Gold Coast student who has consistently demonstrated through their work experience, volunteering and/or community engagement a passion to enhance the broader Gold Coast community.  

Excellence in Protecting our Environment

Recognises a Gold Coast student who has consistently engaged in initiatives or programs that aim to spread awareness on the importance of protecting our beautiful beaches, marine environment, and hinterland. 

Excellence in Championing Diversity

Recognises a Gold Coast student who has advocated and championed the values of embracing diversity in varied forms within our community. 

Excellence in Peer to Peer Support

Recognises a Gold Coast student who has consistently given their time in areas of mental health & well-being, academic support or similar towards other fellow students.  

Excellence in Fostering Creative Arts

Recognises a Gold Coast student who has mastered a particular art form and made a significant contribution to the vibrant arts community on the Gold Coast. 

Key Event Details

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Venue: Home Of The Arts, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Timings: 5:00pm Arrival for 5:30pm Commencement | Event will conclude at 8:00PM
Dress Code: TBC

Your ticket includes: 

  • Access to the Welcome Reception
  • Access to the Main Carnival Precinct
  • Three Course Dinner (Served from Globally Inspired Street Food Trucks)
  • Soft Drinks

Your ticket does not include:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Alcoholic beverages can be bought from the Carnival Bar.
    • RSA guidelines apply.

Here’s a few highlights from the 2020 Gold Coast Student Excellence Awards

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