Graduation awards and medals - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

Graduation awards and medals

Student awards

Graduating students are eligible for a number of awards to celebrate and recognise their significant contributions to USC. Awards are presented at graduation ceremonies when recipients are in attendance.

The Chancellor's Medal

The Chancellor’s Medal is presented to a student who contributes significantly to USC and the general community while achieving outstanding academic results.

Nominations for April ceremonies open in February and open for September ceremonies in July.

From auto electrician to medical student, Jason Carter impressed us with his achievement throughout his studies at USC. Watch his graduate response, which had the theme 'small steps lead to giant leaps'.

UNIVERSITY MEDAL

A University Medal may be awarded to graduating students enrolled in a three or four year Bachelor's degree, in recognition of academic excellence.

To be eligible a student must have undertaken at least 192 unit points at the University and must have achieved a final Grade Point Average of 6.80 or more (refer to Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) - Academic Policy).

MEDAL FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

A Medal for Academic Excellence may be awarded to graduating students enrolled in a three or four year Bachelor's degree, in recognition of academic excellence.

To be eligible a student must have undertaken at least 192 unit points at the University and must have achieved a final Grade Point Average of 6.60 to 6.79 (refer to Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) - Academic Policy).

community awards

High-achieving members of the community can be considered for honorary awards. The Honorary Awards Committee, chaired by the Chancellor, meets twice a year to assess nominations for honorary awards in accordance with the Honorary Awards – Governing Policy.

USC bestows the following honorary awards:

EMERITUS PROFESSOR

An honorary award of Emeritus Professor of the University may be made to a person who has occupied the position of professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has rendered sustained and distinguished service to the University. Through leadership or personal performance, this service has added to the University’s reputation in one or more of these areas: research, scholarship, teaching, academic innovation, management or community service.

DOCTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY

An honorary award of Doctor of the University may be made to a person in recognition of excellence and extraordinary achievement in a significant area of human endeavour.

SENIOR FELLOW

An honorary award of Senior Fellow may be made to a person in recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to the development of the University or of the Sunshine Coast region.