St Andrew’s College would like to congratulate Eloise Howse (BA (Hons) ’12, MPHlth ’13) on receiving the Edmund Barton Medal at the University of Sydney’s 2013 Alumni Awards, held on 27 September in the Great Hall.
This award was established in 2011 to honour Masters by coursework graduates who have achieved academic excellence and enriched the diverse life of the University and the broader community.
Elly was in residence at College from December 2010 through until June 2013 and made a vast contribution to the Andrew’s community through social and cultural events, music, sport and academic assistance for students.
The University of Sydney notes some of Elly’s achievements: “She served as a Students’ Representative Council director of student publications, O-Week director and education officer, and in 2010 was elected as the SRC president, representing more than 31,000 undergraduate students. She sat on the National Union of Students Executive and on the University’s Student Appeals Baord, and was a dynamic member of the Sydney University Dramatic Society…Currently she is the AusAID Officer in the International Office at the University, providing support to more than 200 AusAID-sponsored students.”
Elly attended many conferences at which she represented the University and the student body, including NUS conferences and Universities Australia. She also was the recipient of a Rambam Scholarship to go to Israel and the Palestinian Territories in June 2010, sponsored by the Jewish community and AIJAC (Australia / Israel & Jewish Affairs Council).
During her time at College, Elly took on the role of Dean of Students, providing pastoral care to undergraduate residents. She has taken on many mentor and tutor roles and apart from her successful academic endeavours, is also a talented musician,
The College is very proud of Elly’s achievements. She has continually excelled in many arenas, and her ongoing hard work and dedication makes her greatly deserving of this honour.