Blues Awards reward community service and leadership by Auckland University Faculty of Law students

11 November 2013

Two law students featured among the winners of this year’s University of Auckland Blues Awards, both in the categories of Service and Leadership.

The annual Blues Awards are made in the three categories of sports, arts, and service and leadership to recognise students who excel in sports or arts, or have made a valuable contribution to service and leadership in the community.

JingJing (Alice) Wang (Bachelors of Arts and Law) received the award for her outstanding contribution to the University community, and Anton Smith (Bachelors of Commerce and Law) received the award for his outstanding contribution to the wider community.

Alice, who has recently been selected as a Rhodes Scholar, led “Make a Difference with Economics”, a student-led organisation aiming to empower tertiary students to make tangible social change in the community.

She is also a committee member of SPARK - which is an entrepreneurial competition to encourage students to explore the commercial applicability of their research – a student representative on the Auckland University Council, and a student advocate on the Auckland University Students’ Association.

Anton is National President of United Nations Youth New Zealand which has more than 4,200 members and 100 volunteers nationally. He also directed the Asia-Pacific model United Nations conference in Wellington and co-directed the Equal Justice Project, a student-led initiative to get students involved in pro bono and community justice volunteering.