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Submissions deadline extended for the 2017 Higher Education Awards

Monday, June 26 2017

Due to popular request the deadline for submitting your nominations for the 2017 Higher Education Awards 2017 - presented by UniSuper - has been extended to July 9th 2017.

The Higher Education Awards has been created to recognise outstanding achievement in Higher Education and to highlight at a national level the tremendous contribution that the Higher Education sector makes to Australian prosperity and quality of life. All winners will be profiled in The Australian Financial Review, with the potential for further commentary and follow-up throughout the year.

Free, simple to enter and open to all institutions (public and private) that are listed in the TEQSA National Register of Higher Education Providers, the Awards deadline is extended to 9 July 2017. All entries must be made online via our website:

The 2017 Awards recognise outstanding achievements in the following categories:

  • Community Engagement Award
  • Education Technology Award
  • Emerging Leader Award, sponsored by Perrett Laver
  • Employability Award
  • Equity and Opportunity Award,
  • Facilities Innovation Award
  • Industry Engagement Award
  • International Education Award
  • Learning Experience Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by UniSuper.

With the exception of the UniSuper Lifetime Achievement Award, only one entry per category per institution is permitted, and entries must be signed off by the head of the institution. You can view the entry guidelines, judging details and full selection criteria at

The judging panel will look for evidence of innovation, impact, value/efficiency and clear improvement in outcomes related to the sector’s core educational goals. The most outstanding initiatives may not be the largest or most high-profile: the judges will take into account wherever possible the specific scale, resources, and challenges of the applying institution. We encourage Higher Education institutions of all sizes and types to make a case for the initiatives of which they are most proud.

A shortlist of finalists for each category will be announced in The Australian Financial Review on 7 August. Awards will then be presented to the winners at a Gala Dinner on 29 August at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Shortlisted finalists are strongly encouraged to book a table and attend – certainly a great time was had by all at last year’s Gala


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