Convocation Medal for Exceptional Contribution

The Convocation Medal for Exceptional Contribution recognises members of convocation or the wider community who have contributed to the University of Newcastle as an influencer, advocate, advisor, or supporter.

Nominees must demonstrate an outstanding contribution to the University of Newcastle, enhancing its commitment to be a world-leading University for all its regions through the values of excellence, equity, engagement, and sustainability.

Only University of Newcastle staff can put forward nominations for this category.


2020 Recipient
Friends of the University


Friends of the University

In 2020, the honour of the inaugural Convocation Medal was awarded to the Friends of the University. For nearly forty years, the Friends have fostered a connection between the University and the wider community and have supported the Student Scholarships and Prizes programme to the value of $1M.

Read more about their achievements here.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.