recipients have been announced!

we are proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 alumni excellence awards. recognised for their innovation, creativity, and the exceptional leadership, these alumni have inspired others through their local, national, and international achievements.

in the awards' 45 year history, the university has recognised over 170 alumni achievers for their professional and personal dedication to making a profound impact on communities worldwide and inspiring the next generation of students.

this year, we celebrate the achievements of our world class alumni through a socially-distanced video tribute.

2020 award recipients

the university of newcastle is proud to present the recipients of the 2020 alumni excellence awards.

convocation medal for exceptional contribution

this year, the honour of the inaugural convocation medal has been awarded to the friends of the university. for nearly forty years, the friends have fostered a connection between the university and the wider community and have supported the student scholarships and prizes programme to the value of $1m.  read more about their achievements here.

the convocation medal for exceptional contribution has been established to recognise individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the university of newcastle as influencers, advocates, advisors, or supporters. nominees must demonstrate an outstanding contribution to the university of newcastle, enhancing its commitment to be a world-leading university for all its regions through the values of excellence, equity, engagement, and sustainability this prestigious award is chosen by the vice-chancellor.

previous award winners find out more

nominations for the 2021 alumni excellence awards will open february 2021. view our nomination guidelines and faqs for more information on our nomination process.