Southern Cross University Impact Awards

Pushing boundaries, creating and making change, leading the thinking, the science, the teaching and the human relationships that aspire to make a better world; universities are far more than buildings and laboratories. Universities are people.

As we mark our 25th anniversary as an institution, we reflect on and celebrate the people – both staff and alumni – who have made this university what it is today. They have embraced the values of Southern Cross and the education they received here to make a significant impact on the world around them. Our new Impact Awards celebrate their achievements.

We are deeply proud of their talent and dedication. More than 1800 staff create inspiring and engaged learning experiences, supporting our students to succeed, undertaking ground breaking research and developing innovation that in turn creates lasting and positive change in both local and global communities. Our alumni nominees are leaders in their fields, who have leveraged their education, passion and skills to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries.

Nominations will be peer-reviewed before finalists and winners are selected by a panel. All finalists will be invited to a special awards event on 30 October 2019 and winners in each category receive $1,000 towards professional development activities.

Key dates

Nominations Close

Monday 2 September (Alumni)

Monday 9 September (Staff)

Finalists Announced

Monday 30 September

Awards Ceremony

Wednesday 30 October


Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Adam Shoemaker launching the Southern Cross University Impact Awards