Flinders University recognises significant contributions to the University through the awarding of:

Honorary degrees

Companion of the University

Convocation Medal

Student awards and prizes.

Other awards and prizes

There are a number of awards and prizes across the University's four faculties specifically for:

  • staff
  • recognition of service
  • students.

More information

Details of all awards and prizes, including rules for prizes, can be found at Policies and Procedures.

Honorary degrees

Honorary degrees are awarded rarely. The nominee should either:
  • be a distinguished scholar in a field of academic endeavour in which the University is involved or has a direct interest, or
  • in the case of the award of the degree of Doctor of the University, be a person who is generally recognised for distinguished public service.

More information

For more information about Honorary degrees, refer to:

Companion of the University

The award of Companion of the University allows the University to recognise in a public way the contributions of persons to the University and/or the community. In some instances Council may acknowledge the contribution of an organisation by the recognition of its chairperson, president or secretary. The contribution will be in the form of conspicuous continued involvement in:

  • promotion of the academic purposes of the University or facilitation of those purposes in any particular activity of the University
  • fostering links between the University and other institutions
  • representation of the University's needs for resources for its growth and diversification and supply of such resources, or
  • other activities identified by the Council on the recommendation of the Awards Committee or the Academic Senate as significant in the development or promotion of the community and/or the University.

More information

For more information about the Companion of the University, refer to:

Convocation Medal

In 1991, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the University, Convocation established the Convocation Medal. The award of the medal is regarded as a signal honour. A silver medal and scroll are generally presented at the Investigator Lecture each year.

Nominees must be members of Convocation (ie graduates of Flinders University), and must be shown to have made a substantial and outstanding contribution to the community through:

  • leadership in their field or profession
  • the advancement of knowledge
  • the advancement of professional practice, or
  • community service.

More information

For more information about the Convocation Medal, refer to:

Register of student awards and prizes

Student awards and prizes are listed by faculty:

Flinders University Business Plan Competition

Refer to the Rules of the prizes .

Flinders University Medal Prize recipients

Flinders University Medal Prize Recipients are listed by name, degree and year.