Nominations for the Flinders University Distinguished Alumni Awards and Convocation Medal are now open for 2016.

The Distinguished Alumni Award and Convocation Medal were established to acknowledge the significant contribution made by Flinders alumni to the University, their community (state, nationally and internationally) and within their chosen field.

Flinders University staff and alumni are encouraged to nominate a graduate of Flinders University for one of these prestigious awards.

Nominations must specify which Alumni Award is proposed, address the selection criteria for that Award and provide a supporting letter or other materials. 

Submit Alumni Award nominations

Nominations close: Tuesday 4 October 2016 at 5.00pm

Download nominations forms below for each Alumni Award and submit, in confidence, with any accompanying documentation to:

Director, Alumni and Development
Office of Communication and Engagement
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100


Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form (DOCX 723KB)

Convocation Medal Nomination Form (DOCX 722KB)

We recommend you read through the Alumni Awards policy prior to submitting a nomination for a Distinguished Alumni Award or Convocation Medal.

See a summary of the criteria for each Alumni Award below and for the purposes of these awards ‘alumni’ refers to those who are graduates of Flinders University.

Further information

For enquiries, or for further information, please contact Ms Kim Pryor:

phone: +61 (08) 8201 7969


Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves in one or more of the following ways:

  • contributions which have benefited Flinders University and/or the alumni;
  • contributions which have benefited the community, locally, nationally, or internationally;
  • humanitarian services and contributions to society;
  • professional achievements;
  • services to the University (provided that such service is not the sole criterion or a mandatory criterion);
  • a significant role in a single incident or activity in one of the areas identified above.

The Distinguished Alumni Award will not normally be awarded to a recipient of a Convocation Medal, or a person who would more appropriately be considered for such an award.

A person may hold only one Distinguished Alumni Award.

Posthumous nominations will be considered.

Normally, up to 5 nominations may be made in any year. In exceptional cases, the Alumni Awards Selection Committee may recommend additional nominees to receive Awards.

View past recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award at Flinders University.



Convocation Medal

The Convocation Medal recognises graduates of Flinders University who have made a substantial and outstanding contribution to the local, national and/or international community through one or more of the following ways:

  1. leadership in their field or profession
  2. the advancement of knowledge
  3. the advancement of professional practice
  4. community service.

The Convocation Medal will not normally be awarded to a recipient of another University honour, or someone who would more appropriately be considered for such an award (such as Honorary Degree or Emeritus Professorship), unless the nominee has made a significant further or separate contribution that merits such recognition.

One or more medals may be awarded in any one year, or the Alumni Awards Selection Committee may recommend that no award is to be made.

View past recipients of the Convocation Medal at Flinders University.