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2018 Alumni Achievement Awards

Celebrate the achievements of a Curtin graduate

For the fifth year, the Curtin University Alumni Achievement Awards are showcasing and celebrating the significant achievements of the Curtin alumni community. Curtin alumni are advocates for change, pushing boundaries and striving to make tomorrow better for local and global communities. The Awards are a wonderful opportunity to recognise Curtin alumni for their valuable contributions to the community.


Photo: 2017 Alumni Achievement Award winners with Curtin Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry AO

Award categories

There are a number of categories in which alumni can be nominated:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who, over the course of their lifetime, have built an outstanding reputation based on exceptional contributions to their field of endeavour and/or the community and inspired others to strive for excellence. This is the most prestigious of all the Alumni Achievement Awards.

Community Service Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who have made a significant contribution to the wellbeing of others through voluntary or other service in the community, locally or globally.

Young Alumni Award

Open to Curtin graduates aged under 35 years at the time of nomination, who have demonstrated excellence in their field of endeavour, and/or made a significant contribution to the community through volunteer service.

Global Impact Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who have demonstrated significant contributions to society by improving or enriching the lives of others and the welfare of humanity on an international scale through outstanding professional contributions and/or volunteer leadership.

Volunteer Leadership Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who have demonstrated a significant contribution to Curtin University, including alumni chapters/associations, through the donation of their time, resources, committee membership or as an ambassador/advocate for Curtin.

Innovation Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who have made a significant impact on their profession, community, Curtin University or society at large by developing an innovative program, process or product.

Professional Achievement Awards

Open to all Curtin graduates who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and an exceptional standard of excellence in their field of endeavour.

NOTE: One award per faculty - Curtin Business School, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science & Engineering.



To submit a nomination, please read and complete the Nomination Form and submit all supporting documentation via email to by 5pm AWST on Friday 15 June 2018.

The following must be included with the nomination:

  • Completed Nomination Form
  • One (1) reference or letter of support (maximum two [2] pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Summary Profile/Biography (maximum four [4] pages)
  • Eligibility for Alumni Achievement Awards (maximum 1000 words)

Following these top tips for nominators will ensure your nomination will be considered in the best possible light.


Selection process

Once nominations close, all candidate applications will be reviewed by the Alumni Achievement Awards Selection Committees. The Committees will recommend nominees for each award to the Honorary Awards and Appointments Committee for consideration and recommendation to the Vice-Chancellor.

The Alumni Achievement Awards Procedure and the Terms and Conditions are available to view on our website.

Significant dates

Name Date
Nominations open Monday 14 May 2018
Nominations close Friday 15 June 2018
Judging and selection process Commences Monday 2 July 2018
Alumni Awards Ceremony
(Winners announced)
Thursday 25 October 2018


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