Submission Guidelines

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The following guidelines will help you to complete the nomination process. Applications that provide all documentation are more likely to be successful.

  • Only alumni (graduates of the University of Sydney), or University of Sydney students who have met their degree requirements may be nominated.
  • Nominations must be made by another person (you cannot self-nominate).
  • All nominations require you to provide full contact details for both yourself (the nominator) and your nominee for the award.
  • You must provide a statement outlining why the nominee is worthy of an Alumni Award (suggested 500 words) with the nomination form. Things to include are the nominee’s qualities, any activities they are engaged in and any community service contributions.
  • Supporting letters from employers, distinguished alumni and members of the public, academic supervisors, senior University staff etc, are encouraged. A maximum of four supporting letters will be accepted.
  • Documentary evidence such as newspaper clippings, copies of certificates, etc of your nominee's achievements and activities is also encouraged. Please do not send originals.
  • If available, a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae should be included.
  • Nominations must be received by 5pm (AEST) on Thursday 24 April 2014.

ALUMNI AWARD CATEGORIES

The Achievement Awards recognise the following four categories:


Alumni Award for Community Achievement
This award recognises the personal contributions that alumni have made to the enrichment of Australian society through community service.

Alumni Award for International Achievement
This award recognises the personal contributions that alumni have made to the enrichment of international society through their community or professional service.

Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
This award recognises outstanding achievements of alumni in their professional fields.

Young Alumni Award for Achievement
This award recognises outstanding achievements made by alumni aged 30 and younger (at close of nominations), to the University of Sydney, local, Australian or international communities.


The Graduate Medals are awarded in the following categories:


Convocation Medal (undergraduate) 
Awarded to a person who, in the previous year graduated or completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree, and who has achieved a high standard of academic proficiency, contributed to the diverse life of the University, and may also have contributed to the broader community.

Edmund Barton Medal (masters by coursework)

Awarded to a person who, in the previous year graduated or completed the requirements for a master’s by coursework degree, and who has achieved a high standard of academic proficiency, contributed to the diverse life of the University, and may also have contributed to the broader community.

Rita and John Cornforth Medal (PhD)

Awarded to a person who, in the previous year graduated or completed the requirements for a PhD, and who has achieved a high standard of academic proficiency, contributed to the diverse life of the University, and may also have contributed to the broader community.

Sister Alison Bush Medal (Indigenous achievement)
Awarded to an Indigenous student who, in the previous year graduated or completed the requirements for a University degree, and who has achieved a high standard of academic proficiency, contributed to the diverse life of the University, and may also have contributed to the broader community.

John Harsanyi Medal (international student achievement)
Awarded to an international student who, in the previous year graduated or completed the requirements for a University degree, and who has achieved a high standard of academic proficiency, contributed to the diverse life of the University, and may also have contributed to the broader community.

Nigel C Barker Medal (sporting achievement)
Awarded to a person who, in the previous year graduated or completed the requirements for a University degree, and who has achieved a high standard of academic proficiency, contributed to the diverse life of the University through sporting achievement, and may also have contributed to the broader community.