Nomination for Chancellor's Medal - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Nomination for Chancellor's Medal

Nominations for September Ceremonies open in July

The Chancellor’s Medallist is a significant achievement for a USC Graduand. The Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements made by a graduating student who have:

  • made a distinguished contribution to the local or wider community; and/or
  • provided outstanding support and service to members of the University; and
  • achieved a high level of academic performance throughout their program of study at USC.

selection criteria 

 Nominees need to meet the following criteria:

  • have completed their program during Study Period 2, 2020 and who would normally graduate in April;
  • clearly demonstrates a distinguished contribution to University life and/or the community which is above and beyond any requirements for their award program;
  • have achieved a high level of academic performance. Consideration will not normally be given to any graduating student who has a final GPA of less than 6.0 (Honours students require a class IIA or better, all completed HDR students are included);
  • has completed at least two-thirds of their graduating program at USC;
  • has not previously been awarded a Chancellor's Medal.

selection process

The selection process is through a competitive process, with medallists being determined on merit according to the selection criteria. Nominees are considered by a panel consisting of the Chancellor (Chair), the Vice-Chancellor and President, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and an elected student member of Council.

more information

Enquiries regarding the Chancellor's Medal may be directed to Anthony Saint (Associate Director, Student Business Services) Tel: +61 7 5430 1279 or email asaint@usc.edu.au.

how to nominate

  • Make sure your nomination is complete, provides all of the required information and is well-structured, to allow the selection panel to fully consider the quality of each nominee.
  • You may 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 can be made by any staff member of the University, by another student or by a member of the University Alumni. A student cannot self-nominate.
Previous recipients of this top award include students from a range of programs, experiences and contributions.
Deb Kelsey

A major car accident and the arrival of her second child could have spelled the end of university life for Deborah Kelsey, but instead she went on to exceed all her expectations.

Myles Kreis

Completing international internships, gaining Australia’s most prestigious global study scholarship and taking on a host of leadership roles were some of the unexpected benefits of a remarkable education journey for USC Fraser Coast graduate Myles Kreis.

Belinda Harris

A dogged determination to demonstrate how being in a wheelchair is not an impediment to becoming involved in university and community life has helped Bachelor of Business graduate Belinda Harris earn recognition as a Chancellor’s Medallist.

Brad Lines and Madison Sundgren

With the Australian Government declaring the study of psychology a national priority and mental health becoming a key focus as the country recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, two talented USC Sunshine Coast graduates have stepped forward at the right time.