The University of Newcastle, Australia

Nominations are open

The University of Newcastle Excellence Awards recognises outstanding performance and achievements of our University staff. In 2019, the Vice-Chancellors Awards for Excellence was re-established as The University of Newcastle Excellence Awards and is now open to all University staff to nominate.

All finalists are invited to attend the annual awards ceremony, where the award winners are announced. Award winners receive a certificate of recognition, a trophy and award prize.

Key Dates

  • 18 Sep Nominations open!
  • 14 Oct Nominations close!
  • 10 Dec Excellence Awards Gala Night

Awards ceremony and prizes

Monetary award prizes are $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for teams (shared equally amongst all team members) awarded through salary payment.The exception is the Values Award, which is a $5,000 award prize awarded to an individual or team (shared equally) and must be used for professional development within 12 months of receipt of the award, unless otherwise approved. Relevant taxation and superannuation arrangements apply to one-off salary payments.

Award Categories

Click below on an award category to find out more about eligibility and how to nominate.