Our inaugural Alumni Impact Awards will acknowledge exceptional Swinburne alumni around the world who have made a significant impact in their professional fields and/or in the community. The awards will acknowledge and recognise innovative and successful alumni who demonstrate integrity and an impressive ability to inspire others to strive for excellence.

The stories of award recipients will be an inspiration to fellow alumni, prospective and current students, and the wider Swinburne community. They will reflect Swinburne’s reputation as an innovative world-class university, creating positive change. Our Alumni Impact Award recipients will be a testament to Swinburne’s 2025 vision of people and technology together for a better world.

We are delighted to invite you to submit a nomination in the three award categories.

Award categories

Technology Impact Award

For a Swinburne alum whose exceptional endeavour has resulted in significant impact demonstrating Swinburne’s vision of people and technology together for a better world

Innovation Impact Award

For a Swinburne alum whose exceptional endeavour has resulted in significant impact through entrepreneurial innovation

The George and Ethel Swinburne Social Impact Award

For a Swinburne alum who has demonstrated Swinburne’s passion for providing opportunities for all, irrespective of wealth, privilege, age, gender or race, making a real difference to the world we live in

The fine print

Nomination submissions

Nominations are via submission of up to 500 words outlining the nominee's key achievements, and how they demonstrate Swinburne's vision and values in their professional and personal lives. Nominations are due by Friday 30 July 2021.

Award recipient eligibility and exclusions

All Swinburne alumni are eligible to receive an Alumni Impact Award.

The following exclusions apply:

  • honorary degree recipients who did not complete a Swinburne degree 
  • self-nominations and nominations from close relatives
  • current students
  • staff members who are not Swinburne graduates
  • awards cannot be granted posthumously.

Please do not approach a nominee for information or advise them of the nomination at any stage.

Nomination confidentiality and award decisions

Nominations are confidential. Only alumni nominees who have reached the shortlist stage will be contacted by the Swinburne Advancement Office.

The Swinburne Alumni Impact Awards Nomination Committee will decide the award recipients and no debate will be entered into. 

Dates and deadlines

The awards will be presented in October 2021 and the winners will be contacted by 30 August 2021. 

Please submit your nomination by Friday 30 July 2021.

Note: The Alumni Engagement team sits within Swinburne Advancement. We may contact nominators or nominees via phone, email or organise a meeting as appropriate and when current restrictions allow. Individual nominations will be kept confidential within Swinburne University. Your nomination will be stored in Swinburne University’s Advancement database, and your contact details may be updated. We point out that no information which identifies you or any other alumni member is disclosed outside Swinburne University.

Need help submitting your nomination?

Our friendly Swinburne Alumni Engagement team is here to help answer any questions on submitting a nomination, email us on alumni@swinburne.edu.au.

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