The University of Newcastle, Australia

2018 Alumni Awards

Recognising our innovators, creators and leaders

The University of Newcastle is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Alumni Awards. The calibre of nominations this year was extremely high and we are thrilled to showcase and celebrate our 27 outstanding finalists from across the globe.

The UON Alumni Awards celebrate the exceptional leadership and innovation of UON alumni who have inspired others and made a positive contribution to their local, national and international communities. The University is built on the successes of our alumni, and we are rightly proud of their legacy.

We will be celebrating the incredible achievements of all of our finalists at the 2018 Alumni Awards Gala breakfast on Friday 14 September 2018 at Callaghan Campus. Award recipients will be announced at this most anticipated event in the University calendar and tickets will be on sale next week!

Meet the 2018 Alumni Award Finalists

Alumni Medal for Professional Excellence

Newton-John Award

Exceptional Community Service Award

Regional Leadership Award

National Leadership Award

International Leadership Award

Indigenous Alumni Award

Beryl Nashar Young Researcher Award

Young Alumni Award

2017 Alumni Awards

Since 1975, the University has celebrated the exceptional leadership and innovation of UON alumni who have inspired others and made a positive contribution to their local, national and international communities. Over 130 alumni have been recognised for their professional and personal dedication to making a profound impact on communities worldwide and inspiring the next generation of UON students.

Nominating alumni for a UON Alumni Award is a wonderful way to recognise their impact and contribution to society. For many of our previous Alumni Award finalists and recipients, the nominations process has also been a step in reconnecting with their UON alma mater and embarking on a lifelong journey together with our students, academics and wider University community.

See highlights from the 2017 Alumni Awards

2017 Award Recipients