Recognising excellence

The University of Melbourne Awards were initiated in the University’s 160th year to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding and enduring contribution to the identity and standing of the University. This includes academic and professional staff members who, through their professional work, teaching, research, scholarship, engagement or institutional leadership, have contributed to the University’s advancement as a public education institution and to the intellectual and public life of the broader community.

The first round of awards was made in 2014 and 67 awards over four years have been made (27 in 2014, 16 in 2015, 13 in 2016 and 11 in 2017).

Where are the awards?

Since the commencement of the awards in 2014, awardees have been recognised with bronze plaques interspersed in the paving along Professors Walk.

In 2018 the plaques will change from bronze to blue-stone, a historic and heritage stone, to ensure their preservation and integration into the walk for years to come.

The plaques are placed along Professors Walk, beginning from University House and Tin Alley all the way down to the Bailleu Library and South Lawn.

Check out the walk in the map below, or visit the Parkville Campus to see the awards in real life!

2017 Awardees

2016 Awardees

2015 Awardees