SDSC undergraduate student awards

Winners of SDSC undergraduate student awards announced

10 May 2016

The Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is pleased to announce the successful recipients of its undergraduate student awards for the 2015 academic year. Congratulations Mr William Baulch; Mr Matthew Bunten; and Ms Mali Walker.

Dr Russell Glenn, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Convener at the Strategic & Defense Studies Centre said the Centre, is proud to acknowledge the hard work and academic achievements of its undergraduate students.

“These awards celebrate not only those among our best and brightest undergraduate students at SDSC. Those for whom the prizes are named also remind us of the centre’s legacy of service to country, The Australian National University, public policy, and contributions to strategic thinking worldwide: Emeritus Professor Desmond Ball, Dr Coral Bell AO, Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, and Private Clark Davis Ivins.

“This trio of students’ individual excellence is also reflective of their exceptional colleagues and the broader cohorts of which they are a part. Education in the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre is a collegial effort. Our students draw on faculty, guest experts from around the world, and peers in readying for challenging careers in public service, nongovernmental and inter-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The recognition granted by these awards is therefore reflective of both extraordinary individual accomplishment and our security studies community’s commitment.”

Desmond Ball Prize for Strategic and Defence Studies Centre Undergraduate studies Congratulations Mr William Baulch, recipient of the 2015 Desmond Ball Prize for Strategic and Defence Studies Centre Undergraduate studies. The Desmond Ball Prize for Strategic and Defence Studies Centre Undergraduate studies awards $1,000 each year to the student who, in that year, achieved the best result as shown by the award of the highest average mark across the six compulsory core courses of the Asia-Pacific Security Major.

Paul Dibb Prize for Third Year Security Studies Congratulations Mr William Baulch, recipient of the Paul Dibb Prize for Third Year Security Studies. The Paul Dibb Prize for Third Year Security Studies awards $500 each year to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security or Bachelor of International Security Studies, who achieved the best result as shown by the award of the highest average mark in the courses STST3002 ‘Australia’s Security in the Asian Century’ and one of either STST3001 ‘Transnational Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific’ or STST3003 ‘The Evolution and Roles of Australia’s Security and Intelligence Organisations’ or STST3004 ‘Advanced Study in Asia-Pacific Security’.

Coral Bell Memorial Prize for Second Year Security Studies Congratulations Mr Matthew Bunten, recipient of the 2015 Coral Bell Memorial Prize for Second Year Security Studies. The Coral Bell Memorial Prize for Second Year Security Studies awards $500 each year to a student enrolled in either a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security or Bachelor of International Security Studies, who in that year achieved the best result as shown by the award of the highest average mark in the courses STST2001 ‘International Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific’ and one of either STST2002 ‘Internal Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific’ or POLS2132 ‘Current Issues in International Security’ or STST2003 Security in the South Pacific: Is it Australia’s ‘Arc of Instability’?’.

Clark Davis Ivins Prize for Security Studies Congratulations Ms Mali Walker, recipient of the 2015 Clark Davis Ivins Prize for Security Studies. The Clark Davis Ivins Prize for Security Studies awards $400 each year to the student who, in that year achieved the best result as shown by the award of the highest average mark in the courses STST1001 ‘Introduction to International Security’ and one of either STST1002 ‘Tides of Conflict in the Asia-Pacific’ or STST1003 ‘Coping with Crisis: The Practice of International Security’.

A formal awards ceremony will be held in the coming months to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the 2016 SDSC undergraduate student award winners.

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