Rising Star Award is a new initiative of the NAGCAS Community, sponsored by Balance at Work, that recognises the work of individuals and teams who are contributing towards new projects in the early stages of development.
Two categories are available in the Rising Star Awards (please see below for entry details):
We were impressed by the variety and standard of the entries for the inaugural awards and would like to congratulate all those involved. Here are the winners of the first Rising Star and Rising Start Awards:
Grant is pictured here with finalists Michelle Moss from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and Jennifer Burke from the University of Southern Queensland. Absent – Diane McLaren, University of Western Australia. Photo credit – Khadraa Mustafa, University of Adelaide.
Other finalists in this category were Flinders University (Coordinator, Verity Kingsmill) and RMIT (Coordinator, Piera Ibrahim).
The team from La Trobe are pictured below (L to R): Kelly McDermott, Michael Healy, Dr Michael Emmerling. Absent: Dr Dilhani Premaratna
Entries have closed and these details are provided here for your information only…
Entry will be via Nomination and will include a description of the individual or project in accordance with the submission requirements below. Video entries covering the requirements below will also be considered in place of a written submission with a maximum length of 6-minutes. All nominations (written or video) will be showcased on the NAGCAS website.
Rising Star Individual Criteria
A nominated Rising Star Individual is a careers staff member who has been associated with NAGCAS for three years or less.
They are contributing towards new initiatives in the early stages of development with the initiative commencing after 1 January 2016.
Please note that Rising Star (Individual) Nominees will not need to make a presentation.
Rising Star Individual Submission Requirements
Rising Start Project Criteria
A Rising Start Project is a new initiative of a careers team that has the potential to contribute to our sector across any of the following categories: Careers, Employability, Volunteering, Placements & Internships, Leadership, Exchange, Mobility or similar.
Projects can be a sole venture or involve working with another team in your institution or with an external partner.
As these initiatives are new, they do not need to be finished or polished, but must have commenced after 1 January 2016.
Rising Start Project Submission Requirements
For questions regarding Rising Star Awards please contact: Catherine Klimeš – (08) 830 27853 UniSA, Adelaide, SA
We look forward to encouraging our Rising Stars to progress to Best Practice entries in the future.
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