To be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s List, a student will be enrolled in an undergraduate course and will attain a Study Period (SPWA) of 85.00 or higher in the relevant study period relating to an enrolment of at least 75 credits and the SPWA will be in the top one percent of students in an undergraduate course in a specified period (for example, study period or calendar period).
A student who is studying part time and enrolled in less than 75 credits in a study period may still be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s List provided they achieve consecutive SPWAs of 85.00 or more covering at least 75 credits. A study period during which a student is enrolled in less than 75 credits may not be used in isolation to determine eligibility for the Vice-Chancellor’s List.
The sole criterion for membership of the Vice-Chancellor’s List is academic performance. Students in a course comprise all enrolled students irrespective of location or enrolment category (for example, full-time or part-time, domestic or international, onshore or offshore, internal or external). A student may be nominated for membership of the Vice-Chancellor’s List on multiple occasions and in consecutive study periods.
An official certificate confirming membership of the Vice-Chancellor’s List will be issued to the student on each occasion the student is admitted to the List. The certificate will bear the name of the student, the number of times the student has been admitted to the List and the study periods in which the student achieved the results that resulted in admission to the Vice-Chancellor’s List
The Progression, Assessment and Awards Office will issue the certificate twice a year, usually after the graduation ceremonies in October and March.
VC’s List privileges
Members of the VC List will receive a letter of congratulations from the Vice-Chancellor and their academic record will be annotated in recognition of this significant achievement.
If you are invited to become a member of the VC List, you will be recognised at a ceremony where you will be awarded with a certificate and a lapel badge.
At your graduation ceremony you will be distinguished by a special cord that is added to your academic regalia as you cross the stage.
To acknowledge the students who have achieved membership to the VC List, members have the opportunity to meet and network with each other at the VC’s List Networking Event. Usually held in April, invitations for the event are sent in February – March each year.
Each VC List member may bring two guests maximum, and all attendees must all be registered for the event. More information about specific event details will be included in your invitation.
Frequently asked questions
The VC’s List Networking event generally runs for an hour and a half. The event schedule typically consists of:
Welcome to Country
Networking and light refreshments
Prize given for most times on the VC List
The VC’s List Networking event will be held outside Building 111 Curtin Stadium, Curtin Perth (view map). The event will be partly outside so please dress for the cooler evening weather.
Please ensure you wear smart attire to the VC’s List Networking event.
A professional photographer will take a faculty group photo with the Vice-Chancellor and there will be roving photobooths. Remember to share your photos on social media, using the hashtags #CurtinVCList #CurtinLife and #CurtinUniversity.
VC List badge
The VC List lapel badge was designed in 1991 by Mrs Bronwyn Goss, a tutor in the School of Visual Arts. The design is based on the pine cone which symbolises the Curtin campus and its continuity from the Western Australian Institute of Technology. It symbolises the environment of Curtin and in particular, the peace and reflectiveness that should imbue our learning. It also symbolises the regeneration and renewal of life that the acquisition of true learning always brings.