Vice-Chancellor’s List

The Vice-Chancellor’s List (VC’s List) recognises Curtin undergraduate students, including Honours students, who excel academically.

Students who complete each semester in the top one per cent of undergraduate students across all disciplines, campuses, years and modes of study, are awarded membership to the VC’s List.

A student may be recognised as a member to the VC’s List more than once if they continue to achieve high academic results.



VC’s List privileges

Members of the VC’s 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’s List, you will be recognised at a ceremony where you will be awarded with a certificate and a lapel badge.

VC’s List members will also have access to study facilities in the Postgraduate and VC’s List Study Room.

VC’s List Ceremony

To acknowledge students who have achieved membership to the VC’s List, an invitation to attend the VC’s List ceremony will be received. Members have the opportunity to meet and network with other members of the VC’s List at this prestigious event.

As a result of Covid-19, the 2020 ceremony was postponed until lockdown/ restrictions were lifted. As such, this year, the VC’s List ceremony will incorporate recipients from 2019 and 2020.

To accommodate the larger group of recipients, the ceremony will be held over two evenings on Wednesday 3 November , and Thursday 4 November 2021, at the Elizabeth Jolly Lecture Theatre, Curtin University, Perth campus.

Recipients from 2019 and 2020 will receive an OCC (Official Communication Channel) on 20 September 2021, to register to attend the Vice-Chancellor’s List ceremony.

Registration opens: 10am, Monday 20 September 2021

Registration closes: 5pm, Monday 18 October, 2021


If you are a 2021 recipient, please note you will be invited to attend the VC’s List ceremony in 2022. Details will be published here at a later date.


Congratulations to all VC’s List members.

VC's List lapel badge
Vice-Chancellor's List lapel badge

The VC’s List badge

The VC’s 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.