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Alumni Awards

Honouring our foremost thinkers and brightest achievers
Faculty of Science Alumni Achievement Awards honour our foremost thinkers and brightest achievers. Recognising and celebrating how their exceptional contributions, innovation and generosity of spirit have enriched the lives of others.

You are invited to nominate a friend, family member, colleague, community leader - any University of Sydney Science, Veterinary Science or Agriculture graduate you believe should be honoured as part of the Alumni Achievement Awards program.

Whether they have just graduated and already have an extraordinary record of achievement and community contribution, or are at any point along a stellar career path and making a difference in the lives of others, this is your opportunity to recognise them in one of five categories:

  • Alumni Award for Service to Humanity (may include activities such as volunteering, philanthropy and services that improve or enrich the lives of humans and animals)
  • Alumni Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni Award for International Achievement
  • Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
  • Outstanding achievements of Young Alumni

Faculty of Science Alumni Award winners with be honoured at a ceremony at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 7 August, 2019.

Nominations now open for submissions until Sunday 2 June, 2019.

Guidance for Alumni Achievement Awards

Please find below some further guidance for the Alumni Achievement Awards to assist you in the nomination process. The below are not exhaustive examples of the types of activities which fall under the categories. 

Service to Humanity
May include activities such as, volunteering, philanthropy and service to community.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
May include sustainability and technology, elements of design and architecture and creative new ideas for industry. 

International Achievement
May includes achievements on the world stage. This could be either a one off significant impact or an ongoing contribution. This could include both professional and community achievements. 

Professional Achievement
May include alumni who achieve in industry, professional, and research sectors. This category is very wide in recognising achievements from an individual’s profession. 

Young Alumni
Recognises what younger alumni have achieved in their shorter career span. Note the age limit has increased from 30 to 35 at close of entries.