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Monday 15 August 2016

Each year the University community is given the opportunity to nominate graduating students to be considered for the award of Chancellor's Medal.

The University Council awards the Chancellor's Medal in recognition of outstanding achievements by graduates of the University who have:

  • made a distinguished contribution to the local or wider community which is above and beyond any requirements for their award program; and/or
  • provided outstanding support and services to members of the University; and
  • achieved a high level of academic performance throughout their program of study at the University.

Nominations for the Chancellor's Medal may be made by any staff member of the University, by another student or by a member of the University Alumni. You are strongly encouraged to nominate any student who has completed their study and who you feel should be considered for this award.

Nominees need to meet the following criteria:

  • clearly demonstrates a distinguished contribution to University life and/or the community which is above and beyond any requirements for their award program;
  • has achieved a high level of academic performance. Consideration will not normally be given to any graduating student who has a GPA of less than 6.0 (Honours students require class IIA or better. All completed HDR student are included);
  • has completed at least two-thirds of their graduating program at USC;
  • has not previously been awarded a Chancellor's Medal.

The next Chancellor's Medal/s will be awarded to the recipient/s at the Graduation ceremony they are invited to attend. The next USC Graduation ceremonies will be held on 29 September 2016.

Nomination form

If you would like to nominate a graduating student for this medal, please complete the online nomination form on the USC website.

When completing the nomination form you will need to consult with your nominee to provide details on their academic performance and describe their contribution to University life and/or the community. Nominations are assessed against the criteria thus it is important that they are comprehensive and contain enough information for the selection panel to make an informed decision on each nominee.

All nomination forms must be submitted no later than 4pm on Monday 05 September 2016.

For more information about the Chancellor's Medal visit Graduation awards and medals.

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