How to nominate - UQ Alumni Awards

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

UQ alumni award recipients are honoured across the University and our broader community. All recipients are also invited to share this celebration with friends and family at the Courting the Greats awards ceremony which is held annually in October. 

Nominations for 2022 are now closed.

For enquiries please email uqalumni@uq.edu.au or call the UQ Alumni and Community Engagement team on +61 7 3346 3166. 

Before submitting your nomination please refer to the Alumni Awards guidelines.

The University of Queensland Alumni Award categories:

  • UQ Alumnus of the Year (award created and supported by Alumni Friends)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Awards*
  • International Alumnus of the Year
  • Distinguished Young Alumni Awards (35 years or younger at the nomination deadline)*
  • Indigenous Community Impact Award
  • Colleges' UQ Alumni Award
  • Gatton Gold Medal

*More than one recipient may be awarded for this category.

Nomination requirements:

  • Anyone is welcome to nominate a UQ alumnus for any award.
  • Provide a current professional résumé/biography of the nominee. 
  • Provide a written statement detailing why the nominee deserves to be recognised and how they meet the criteria for the award.
  • Provide a minimum of two written references in support of this nomination. 
  • (Optional) Nominations may also include supporting evidence such as awards, media clippings, electronic media, etc.

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

Find out about past UQ alumni award recipients.