Academic Awards for University study traditionally recognise those who have achieved the highest results in their graduating year or subject but there are many students who work solidly and do well across all areas of study.
The Law Faculty is keen to recognise the efforts of these students with the new initiative of a Dean’s Merit List for Academic Excellence.
Law Dean, Lesley Hitchens says achieving the highest results will continue to be important but the List will recognise consistency in study and performance:
As a new initiative in the acknowledgement of academic excellence, the Merit List will enable students with a strong academic performance across the year to receive recognition for their sustained commitment to study.
Students won't have to apply for inclusion on the List – instead, they’ll be selected on the basis of their recorded results.
Recognition on the List will represent a respected mark of academic performance not just across all universities but also in the employment sector.
Law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is one of UTS Law’s industry partners. Graduate Manager, National Resourcing, Sam Garner says there are definite advantages for students who have shown achievement across a broad range of areas:
We are always impressed with individuals who, through commitment and resilience, have demonstrated their ability to identify and achieve the goals they have set for themselves. We would congratulate any student who is recognised on the Law Dean’s Merit List.
UTS Law student, Nicholas Ruff is in the penultimate year of his degree and says the Merit list is an amazing opportunity to recognise students who have excelled at law school:
Internationally respected, it will most certainty ensure that recipients stand out in their career prospects. I think that inclusion on the Dean’s merit list is an achievement that any law student would strive towards.
The inaugural Merit List will be a feature of Law’s 2020 annual prize-giving event and those selected will receive a Certificate of Award and a Letter of Commendation.
Find further details about the Merit List criteria here