Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of the common questions we receive, but please get in contact with us at if you have any other questions.

An Organisation must be a current financial member or a supplier/contract holder of Student Experience Network (SEN) to participate in these awards.

If you are not sure, check with the Head of your Organisation, or contact us at

Initiatives entered must take place between January 2023 and June 2024 to be eligible.

*Individual award categories are excluded from this timeframe. 

Key Dates

Award Entries Open – Monday 4th March 2024

Award Entries Close – Friday 28th June 2024

Judging Commences – Monday 15th July 2024

Judging Completed – Friday 16th August 2024

Finalists Announced – Monday 2nd September 2024

Awards Gala Dinner – Thursday 21st November 2024

Entry submission will close at midnight on Friday 28th June 2024.

Late entries will not be accepted.

Finalists will be announced on Monday 2nd September 2024.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner at SENCON on Thursday 21st November 2024 in Melbourne.

Yes, there have been some changes to the structure and format of the Awards for 2024.

For all the information you need in relation to these changes and general information about the Awards process – watch the 2024 Awards Information Session Recording
Please also ensure you read through the Entry Guidelines.

Entry submissions will be made via a Jotform form –

You will be able to leave and go back and edit your entry at any stage prior to submitting it by selecting “Save and Continue Later” at the bottom of the page.

You will then receive an email with a link to go back to your entry when you are ready.  If you do not receive this email, please check you Junk/Spam folder.

You will also have the option to Get a Link to your Entry Draft.  Please copy and save this somewhere you will be able to access when you need.

Once you have submitted your entry, you will not be able to edit it.  Please ensure that you have gathered all information prior to writing your entry submission, and that you check all sections before pressing Submit.

Should you wish to resubmit your entry for any reason, please contact

You can add multiple initiatives into the same category if they are all relevant to that category however, you cannot submit the same initiative into multiple categories.

You need to decide which category your initiative fits into best and only enter it into that category.

Yes, you may upload up to 3 files to support your entry.

The max. file size for each 19.5MB.

Supporting documentation can be in any format you prefer, ie. powerpoint, video, images, data, links etc.

If any of your files are larger than 19.5MB, please email us at

Submitting to the SEN Awards can provide great benefits to organisations as well as individuals.

  • Industry recognition – be seen as leaders in the student services sector
  • Increase Marketability – add winner logos to email signatures, websites, employment ads, social media, tender applications etc
  • Positive Engagement – with staff, students, customers, and suppliers
  • Individual Recognition – nominate colleagues, staff, or suppliers for an individual award
  • Inspire and Collaborate – showcase your initiatives to inspire and motivate others in the sector, or to collaborate on future projects
  • Professional Development – nominate yourself or a colleague for the Joe Curtis Professional Development scholarship (*conditions apply).
  • Networking – celebrate the amazing achievements of everyone within our sector at the SEN Awards Gala Dinner

Judging Panels are made up of sector experts and independent industry professionals with expertise relevant to the awards they are reviewing. Judges are given two weeks to independently review all entries in their allocated category. Judges use the following Criteria when scoring each Entry – Judging Criteria

Each award is allocated to a handpicked Judging Panel, based on their skills, knowledge, and experience.

The entry in each category with the highest overall score is awarded the Winner, with the 2nd highest score awarded an Award of Distinction.

Individual Awards and the Strategic Partner of the Year Award are judged by the SEN Board.  Board members will individually assess each entry, and will then meet to decide on the overall winner in each category.