How to nominate

Nominate an Outstanding UQ Graduate

Each year The University of Queensland celebrates the diverse achievements of alumni with a suite of awards. These awards recognise alumni who have accomplished outstanding success in their field and who have made exemplary contributions to their community.

The recipients will be widely celebrated and promoted, leading up to and after the annual Courting the Greats Awards Ceremony.

2017 UQ Alumni Award nominations have now closed. Please contact for more information.

2017 University of Queensland Alumni Award categories

Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Awards
The Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Awards recognises the significant contributions made by University of Queensland alumni in their local communities and beyond.

International Alumnus of the Year
The International Alumnus of the Year Award 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.

Distinguished Young Alumni Awards
The Distinguished Young Alumni Awards recognises young alumni (35 years or younger at the nomination deadline) whose early accomplishments inspire and provide leadership to students and alumni.

Indigenous Community Impact Award
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.

Colleges’ UQ Alumni Award
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.

Awards created and supported by Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc.

Please visit Alumni Friends for details and the nomination form.

UQ Alumnus of the Year
The UQ Alumnus of the Year Award recognises the achievements of an outstanding graduate who has achieved distinction in their chosen field and in whose development UQ has had a significant role.

UQ Graduate of the Year
The UQ Graduate of the Year Award is bestowed on the student who both exemplifies the values of the University and demonstrates academic excellence.

Contact us if you have any questions about this year’s awards.

Find out about past UQ alumni award recipients.