Nominations now open for Western Sydney University Alumni Awards 2022

Winner of the 2018 Chancellor’s Alumni of the Year Award, Professor Iona Novak, pictured with Western Sydney University Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold AC.

Western Sydney University is calling for nominations for its Alumni Awards 2022.

The prestigious awards showcase the outstanding achievements of graduates from Western Sydney University across a range of award categories, including the coveted Chancellor’s Alumni of the Year Award.

Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold AC said the Alumni Awards are about acknowledging the University’s highly successful graduates as well as honouring the University’s long and proud history.

“With a network of more than 200,000 graduates around Australia and throughout the globe, we are delighted to once again call for nominations to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our graduates and the many and varied ways in which they enrich our communities,” said Professor Shergold.

“Our graduates are an integral part of the University’s story – our past, our present and our future. I encourage alumni from all our antecedent institutions to consider nominating for an Alumni Award and sharing their inspiring journeys with us and with the communities of western Sydney and beyond.”

There are seven award categories in total, with six open for nomination by members of community and graduates of Western Sydney University and its antecedent institutions:

  • Chancellor’s Alumni of the Year Award
  • Professional Excellence Award
  • Breakthrough Alumni Award
  • International Alumni Leadership Award
  • Indigenous Alumni Excellence Award
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alumni Award
  • Hawkesbury Alumni Award

The winners will be announced at Western Sydney University’s premier event, the Town and Gown Gala 2022, being held on Saturday 29 October 2022 at the William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm.

The winner of the Hawkesbury Alumni Award will be announced at a separate Alumni event being held at Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Campus later in the year.

For more information on how to submit an award nomination and eligibility criteria, please visit the Alumni Awards website and view the nomination booklet here (opens in a new window).

Nominations close at 5pm (AEST) on Monday, 20 June 2022.


20 April 2022

Danielle Aiken, Media Officer

Photo Credit: Sally Tsoutas