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Policy: Prizes


To articulate the University's principles and policies for student prizes.


This policy sets out principles for the establishment and administration of College-based and University-wide student prizes.


All students, and academic and professional staff involved in student prize matters.


Prize means an award in recognition of outstanding performance, academic achievement, leadership and contribution to University life or service that carries no condition for future commitment. All student prizes have a financial value and recipients receive a certificate. A prize may include tokens of recognition which may take the form of a medal, plaque, equipment or subscription to a professional organisation.

Policy statement


  1. ANU student prizes:
  1. are established in accordance with the ANU Gifts and fundraising policy and the ANU Gift acceptance procedure;
  2. have an annual minimum value of $500 and a minimum three year pledge.

Student prize Conditions of Award establishment

  1. For College-based student prizes, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) approves the Conditions of Award upon the recommendation of the Registrar, Student Administration and Academic Services. Conditions of Award for University-wide student prizes are approved by Academic Board.

Student prize standards

  1. All student prize information is published on the ANU website and includes the eligibility requirements and any other relevant information.
  2. All student prizes are governed by a set of Conditions of Award.

Student prize recipients

  1. Selection is based on Conditions of Award for the specific student prize.
  2. Approval of the winner(s) is sought from the relevant authority.
  3. The awarding of University-wide and College-based student prizes are recorded on a student's official academic statements, in accordance with the Academic statements policy and procedure.

Annual report

  1. The Academic Quality Assurance Committee provides an annual report to Academic Board of student prizes awarded.

Governance and administration

  1. Responsibility for the establishment and management of student prizes is shared between the Division of Student Administration and Academic Services and the ANU Colleges.
  2. In the event of a dispute over a student prize or the implementation of this policy the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) determines the appropriate interpretation or resolution.


Printable version (PDF)
Title Prizes
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_016212
Version 4
Purpose To articulate the University's principles and policies for prizes.
Audience Staff-Academic, Students
Category Academic
Topic/ SubTopic Students - Student and University Experience
Effective Date 13 Jan 2021
Review Date 13 Jan 2024
Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration
Approved By: Vice-Chancellor
Contact Area Division of Student Administration and Academic Services
Delegations 0
On 9 April 2021, the ANU Council assigned authority to approve academic policy to the Academic Board.

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