There are six Alumni Achievement Awards and six Graduate Medals, each with their own selection criteria for recognising exceptional leadership and impact.
Please refer to the award categories page to determine the most relevant award for your nominee and review the information below prior to submitting your nomination.
References can be written by professional and academic colleagues. We recommend at least two references be submitted.
No. The nominator cannot also be a referee since they will have already provided a recommendation letter in the nomination form. One person cannot write more than one statement for each nominee. However, a nominator can act as an endorser for a different nominee.
References should be written to understand the nominee’s achievements and impact better and to discuss specific examples of both. The referee should make clear their connection with the nominee and state their full contact details, including phone and email.
All supporting documents should relate directly to the reason for the nomination. They can include letters of reference, media articles and publications. Whatever the material is, it should illustrate and enhance what is in the written nomination. For Graduate Medal nominees, the documents should illustrate activities and achievements during the period of study.
Whilst a reference letter is not required to submit a nomination, it is strongly recommended. If a reference letter is not submitted and your nominee makes it through to the final round of judging, the nominator will be asked to provide a reference letter.
Nominators need to create a profile to complete the online nomination form. The form will ask you to provide nominee information, information statements for selection criteria questions, supporting documents and nominator information.
You can save your progress in the online nomination form and come back to it at any time. Be clear and concise in your responses in the nominee information statement section, noting the word limit for each response.
Nominators can attach supporting documentation to support their nominee information statements. You can provide up to 5 relevant web links and/or attach up to 5 files.
The size of your attachments will affect the speed of the upload and form submission. We recommend you keep attachments to less than 5MB each, noting supporting documentation will only be accepted in PDF format.
Nominators are encouraged to attach at least (2) references with their supporting documentation. Whilst a reference letter is not required to submit a nomination, it is strongly recommended.
If your nomination makes it through to the final round of judging, the nomintaor will be asked to provide reference letters. The nominator cannot also be a referree and reference letters must not exceed 700 words each.
Nominators will receive an automated response email with a copy of your nomination once you submit the form. Please keep this for your records.
If you experience issues submitting an online nomination form, please contact the Alumni Office.
Your responses should align closely with the selection criteria. Answer the questions in the nomination form clearly and specifically. Provide a concise overview of who your nominee is, why they are exceptional, and how they have made a significant impact.
Elevate the persuasiveness of your nomination by collecting evidence to support your information statements and providing personal anecdotes and examples that demonstrate their achievements.
The strongest nominations also include multiple letters of recommendation. Make sure to give the writers plenty of notice and guide them on not simply restating your nomination but including personal observations and evidence.