Each year The University of Queensland celebrates the diverse achievements of our alumni with a suite of alumni awards.

These awards recognise the achievements of alumni who have accomplished outstanding success in their fields and made exemplary contributions to their community.

Find out about the 2015 UQ Alumni Award recipients and all past Alumni Award recipients

2016 University of Queensland Alumni Award Categories (see information below):

• Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Awards
• International Alumnus of the Year
• Distinguished Young Alumni Awards
• Indigenous Community Impact Award
• Colleges' UQ Alumni Awards

Please download the 2016 nomination form here. Nominations close on 6 May 2016.

Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. Award Categories (see information below):


Please visit www.uq.edu.au/alumni for details and the nomination form.

• UQ Alumnus of the Year
• Graduate(s) of the Year

About the Awards

2016 University of Queensland Alumni Award Categories:


• The Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Awards recognises the significant contributions made by University of Queensland alumni in their local communities and beyond.
• The International Alumnus of the Year recognises and honours the outstanding achievements of an international alumnus who has realised distinction in their chosen field and whose accomplishments enhance the prestige of UQ.
• The Distinguished Young Alumni Awards recognises young alumni (35 years or younger) whose early accomplishments inspire and provide leadership to students and all alumni.
• The Indigenous Community Impact Award recognises an alumnus whose outstanding contribution to Australian Indigenous communities has improved outcomes for Australian Indigenous people and contributes to the reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
• The Colleges’ UQ Alumni Award recognises an alumnus for their outstanding contribution to a Residential College and UQ who continues to make a positive impact on the wider community, nationally or internationally.

Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. Award Categories:

Please visit www.uq.edu.au/alumni for details and the nomination form.

• The Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Alumnus of the Year recognises an alumnus whose distinguished achievements have brought national and/or international recognition to UQ and in whose development UQ has had a significant role.
• The Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Graduate(s) of the Year recognises academic merit therefore no nominations are accepted. Winner(s) are pre-determined by academic record.

Email us if you have any questions about the UQ Alumni Awards.

Courting the Greats, UQ’s annual alumni awards ceremony, celebrates exceptional alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen field and recognition amongst their peers.