Our programs regularly receive national recognition

Recognition for our Pasifika Communities Program 

  • In 2016 Griffith was awarded the NAPSA Excellence Award Silver Honoree for our Pasifika Communities Program in the International, Multicultural, Gender, LGBTQ, Spirituality, Disability, and related Excellence Award category. NAPSA is an international organisation represented those working in Student Affairs in Higher Education.
  • Our widening tertiary participation program for Pasifika communities received an AAUT (Australian Awards for University Teaching) Award for Programs that Enhance Student Learning (Widening participation category) in 2014. The program supports Pasifika peoples by encouraging aspirations for university study, building the capacity of future and current students and enhancing community engagement with higher education.
  • The Federal Government Office of Learning and Teaching also awarded Griffith's Pasifika Communities Program a Citation for Outstanding Contribution for Student Learning in 2014. This citation recognised the positive, culturally respectful, sustained solutions that practically support Pasifika peoples to access and participate in Higher Education.
  • In 2013 the Widening Tertiary Participation for Pasifika Communities Program received  a Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition for programs and Teams that Enhance Learning.
  • In 2013 Griffith University's Student Equity Services was highly commended in Queensland Multicultural Awards for the Leadership, Education, Achievement, Dream (LEAD) project which promotes education pathways to students from Pacific Islander backgrounds.

Recognition for our Careers Outreach Program

  • In 2017 Griffith was awarded the NASPA Excellence Award Bronze Honoree for Widening Tertiary Participation Careers Outreach Program for Under-Represented Student Cohorts. NASPA is an international association for Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education, and its awards recognise student affairs practitioners who develop transformative, innovative and data driven programs at the institutional level.
  • In 2016 Griffith was awarded the Programs and Teams that Enhance Learning Category for our Careers outreach program which is an intentional and developmentally appropriate career development service to encourage students from school to university.
  • Tammy Muckert, Career Outreach Coordinator was presented with the award for the 2014 Practitioner of the Year by CDAA (Career Development Association of Australia) during the gala dinner at the CDAA 2014 National Conference held in Adelaide.

Recognition for Uni-Reach and Uni-Key programs

  • Good practice case study: Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program: Seven Years On (page22) published by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) awards for Programs that Enhance Learning (2011)
  • Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) commendation for the Uni-Reach/Uni-Key program and features on the AUQA good practice data base (2008)

Recognition for our Adult Learner strategy

  • Good practice case study about the Griffith/QUT Adult Learner Network partnership in Partnerships in Higher Education (page 26) published by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
  • The You to Uni website developed by Griffith under its Adult Learner strategy is now hosted by QTAC to support adult learners across Queensland to choose their preferred university

GUMURRII Student Support Unit Award

The Uncle Bill Chapman Reconciliation Award was presented to Edward Kriletich, Student Equity Program Officer in recognition of his inclusive approach and positive engagement with local Elders, our Indigenous colleagues and students.

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