University College was established in 2017 to enable access to university for non-traditional students. This prize has been kindly donated by the Founding Principal of University College - Emeritus Professor Janelle Allison. Prof Allison has a keen interest in access to education for men and women, particularly those who live in regional communities, having begun her university experience in 1970 at the University of Queensland as the first in her family to attend university. Janelle describes her university experience as a “love affair that lasted for 50 years, which helped her find her place”. She now hopes that through this prize, she can help University College students to ‘find their place’. Upon her retirement from UTAS, Prof Allison left behind this legacy to not only recognise students who excel in their studies at UC, but more importantly, to acknowledge the important part students play in the circular economy and as key contributors to the Tasmanian community.
Selection for the prize will be based on the student’s overall grade, which is made up of assessments of an academic and practice-based nature.
The selection process will consist of two parts:
1) Students will be assessed by teaching staff of University College and contributing industry experts, using a cumulation of academic and practical assessments to make up the final grade for the student.
2) This prize is open to all students who have completed the below units in University College:
• Contemporary Business Environments ZAA131
• Agribusiness Management ZAB111
• Introduction to Industry ZAS111
• Learning at University UPP010
• Learning at University XAB011
• Experiencing Science XAB080
• Applying Health and Wellbeing in Practice ZAC104
• Introduction to Equipment Design ZAE103
The student with the highest mark in each unit for each of the 3 regions will be nominated as a finalist for the prize. The final decision will then be made by a panel of staff from University College.