Western Sydney University Alumni Award – Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2022

Western Sydney University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alumni Award

Western Sydney University Alumni Award

I received a great LinkedIn message today, which made me really proud as an Alumni of the University who graduated 16 years ago (2006). The “Western People and Sucess Team” reached out to me sharing the news that ” I have been nominated, by the University to the 2022 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alumni Award.

I know I might not be one of the winners but still, getting considered by the team made me proud.

Thank you, Western Sydney University, thank you Western People and Sucess Team.

Regards

Dr Erdal Ozkaya

About the Western Sydney University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alumni Award

Showcasing Western’s biggest success stories: our graduates.

At Western we recognize that our alumni are a vital part of our story. As we look to the future, we aim to continue to build upon a dynamic and innovative culture that secures success with regional, national and international impact.

The Alumni Awards acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of graduates of Western Sydney University and its antecedent institutions.

About Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alumni Award

This award recognises alumni who have demonstrated excellence in the fields of research, innovation, creative thinking and technology and highlights the impact of their work.

Nominations must meet all of the following selection criteria:

  • The nominee is a graduate of Western Sydney University or its antecedant institutions.
  • The nominee’s accomplishments raise their profile and standing within their community and/or bring greater recognition to their profession.
  • The nominee demonstrates excellence in the fieldof research and innovation.
  • The nominee is a visionary and has demonstrated creative thinking, hard work and courage in exploring new areas in their respective field of work.
  • The nominee’s work and/or contribution in their community is likely to be an inspiration to thenext generation of graduates and the communityat large.

Western Sydney University Alumni Awards
Western Sydney University Alumni Awards

Western Sydney University has acknowledged the incredible achievements of its graduates by holding its inaugural Alumni Awards.

Western Sydney University now has over 160,000 graduates all over the world, and the Alumni Awards celebrate their outstanding accomplishments.

Among the Award winners were co-founder of Charter Hall, David Southon, who was honoured for his role in building the leading ASX listed group, now with a managed property portfolio of $15.9 billion.

These Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of our graduates – extraordinary individuals who are part of a global community of Western Sydney University alumni,” says Professor Shergold.

How will the finalists and winners be announced?

Award recipients will be announced by email, on social media, on the alumni website and in person during prestigious alumni events. Winner stories and photos will be published online.

 

To see my other awards: Dr Erdal Ozkaya’s awards 

Western Sydney University Alumni Awards

Other award categories Excellence Unlimited

Professional Excellence Award

This award is designed to recognise outstanding leaders within their industry, profession or field of research who have achieved sustained success throughout their career that is noteworthy and exceptional.

Nominations must meet all of the following selection criteria:

  • The nominee is a graduate of Western Sydney University or its antecedent institutions.
  • The nominee has contributed significantly to the growth, reach or impact of their industry, profession, or field of research.
  • The nominee works to promote and facilitate innovation, demonstrates dedication to industry, and the tenacity to persevere through challenges.
  • The nominee has made a significant positive impact to the social, economic, political and environmental challenges facing communities – locally, nationally and/or internationally.

In addition to the above, nominations must meet one or more of the following selection criteria:

  • The nominee has demonstrated outstanding personal achievement to effect a major turnaround or improvement in the performance of their organisation or the contribution of their profession, and/or
  • The nominee has made outstanding achievements in the field of arts, contributing to the understanding and significance of culture in Western Sydney and beyond, and/or
  • The nominee demonstrates excellence in research, contributing to new and influential knowledge with outcomes of great benefit, advancement and impact.

Professional Excellence Award

This award recognises the significant contributions made by alumni in their local communities and beyond. This is the highest honour the Alumni Awards can bestow.

This award is not open for application but will be decided at the discretion of the awards judging panel when considering nominations for all other award categories. Candidates chosen for this award will meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee is a graduate of Western Sydney University or its antecedent institutions
  • The nominee has made a sustained and significant contribution in one or more of the following areas: professional achievement, art and cultural achievement or leadership, sporting achievement, research and/or community leadership
  • The nominee has made a significant contribution to enrich and benefit society’s development, prosperity and social capital through their community, above and beyond their role in their chosen field of employment
  • The nominee brings credit to Western Sydney University through prominence in their field or profession nationally or internationally
  • The nominee has achieved sustained success over their career that is noteworthy and exceptional
  • The nominee demonstrates leadership qualities in a variety of contexts that could include volunteering, community, research or professional work.

Breakthrough Alumni Award

This award recognises the achievements of alumni who have performed exceptionally well in their first ten years following graduation.

Nominations must meet all of the following selection criteria:

  • The nominee is a graduate of Western Sydney University or its antecedent institutions.
  • The nominee graduated within 10 years, from the date of nomination (2012).
  • The nominee’s accomplishments raise their profile and standing within their community and/or bring greater recognition to their profession.
  • The nominee demonstrates leadership qualities in a variety of contexts that could include volunteering, community or professional work.
  • The nominee’s work and/or contribution in their community is likely to be an inspiration to the next generation of graduates and the community at large.

International Alumni Leadership Awad

This award recognises and honours international alumni who have excelled in their chosen field and whose accomplishments enhance the prestige of Western Sydney University.

Nominations must meet all of the following selection criteria:

  • The nominee is a graduate of Western Sydney University, its antecedent institutions, or an approved offshore partner institution.
  • The nominee is living and working in a country other than Australia and is making a significant contribution to international society through community service and/or professional achievements.
  • The nominee’s accomplishments raise their profile and standing within an international community and/or bring greater recognition to their profession.
  • The nominee demonstrates leadership qualities in a variety of contexts that could include volunteering, community or professional work.
  • The nominee demonstrates the ability to influence decisions within a variety of contexts, for example, within government, industry or through advocacy efforts.

Indigenous Alumni Excellence Award

This award recognises Indigenous alumni who have excelled in their profession or made an outstanding contribution to Indigenous Australian communities within Greater Western Sydney and/or beyond.

Nominations must meet all of the following selection criteria:

  • The Nominee is a graduate of Western Sydney University or its antecedent institutions.
  • The nominee has made an outstanding contribution to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities in Greater Western Sydney and/or beyond, and through their professional or voluntary work has demonstrated how their contribution has benefited Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.
  • Proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Status (ATSI) must be supplied by the nominee at the time of nomination submission. The following documentation may be provided:
    (i) A letter from a registered Indigenous Community Organisation with a common seal confirming a person to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
    (ii) A statutory declaration signed by the applicant plus a supporting documentation in the form of a genealogy document (such as Linkup NSW), or a letter of support using template, or an official letterhead by a recognised Indigenous community member or Indigenous organisation.

Hawkesbury Alumni Award

This award recognises Hawkesbury alumni who have excelled in their professional career, community life, international affairs or business.

Nominations must meet all of the following selection criteria:

  • The nominee is a graduate of Hawkesbury Agricultural College, Hawkesbury College of Advanced Education, or from one of the academic units of the Hawkesbury campus of Western Sydney.
  • The nominee’s work, whether professional or voluntary, demonstrates a significant positive impact on their profession and/or community – locally, nationally and/or internationally.

About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University, formerly the University of Western Sydney, is an Australian multi-campus university in the Greater Western region of Sydney, Australia.

The university in its current form was founded in 1989 as a federated network university with an amalgamation between the Nepean College of Advanced Education and the Hawkesbury Agricultural College.

The Macarthur Institute of Higher Education was incorporated in the university in 1989. In 2001, the University of Western Sydney was restructured as a single multi-campus university rather than as a federation. In 2015, the university underwent a rebranding which resulted in a change in name from the University of Western Sydney to Western Sydney University. It is a provider of undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher research degrees with campuses in Bankstown, Blacktown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Parramatta, and Penrith.

In 2021, it was ranked in the top 300 in the world and 18th in Australia in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The Learning Futures portfolio at Western Sydney University supports the University’s commitment to be distinctively student-centred, and to offering life-enriching educational opportunities for all students with the capability and desire to succeed. The expertise of the staff within the portfolio is focused on supporting to innovate and excel in student-centred curriculum and teaching in today’s digitally rich learning environments.

Learning Futures provides a range of professional learning opportunities throughout the year, from formal professional learning programs like FULT for newly appointment academics, to learning & teaching workshops, which are offered on a regular basis.

We also offer workshops and seminars for particular areas of interest, such as reward and recognition, as well as more technology-focused workshops offered via the DigitalU program, in partnership with ITDS and various external vendors, like Adobe.

Below you will find numerous pages that detail all our offerings, and on the right-hand side you will find a wide range of professional learning resources, both internal and external.

You can find out about the university via this link 

Keywords

Western Sydney University Alumni Award – Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2022

Western Sydney University Alumni Awards

Excellence Unlimited

 

Share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.