Elite debaters from Asia and Australia argued their way into an all-expenses paid trip to Sydney, a global television appearance and a slew of awards over the weekend.
Two UNSW alumni and former Ben Lexcen Sports Scholars are representing Australia at the Olympics.
UNSW has been chosen to host this year's Asian education debate - the first time the globally televised regional competition has been held in Australia.
A UNSW architecture/law student has won first place in the 2008 Berkeley essay competition.
A record number of Indigenous students graduated from the Nura Gili 2008 Winter School Program at UNSW.
UNSW's elite sporting talent has been honoured at the 2008 Ben Lexcen Scholarship ceremony and the 55th Annual Blues Award Dinner.
Two UNSW students have been awarded fellowships offered by the prestigious Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program.
Twenty-three-year-old medical student Nikki Bart and her mother, Cheryl Bart, who is an alumna of UNSW, have climbed into the record books, becoming the first mother and daughter team to scale Mount Everest.
Two UNSW PhD students have been given scholarships for their research which works towards the replacement of animal experimentation in the lab.
UNSW Commerce student Gabrielle King has won a lucrative Ben Lexcen Sports Scholarship, allowing her to continue her academic studies while defending her sailing world titles.