Professional Staff Awards

Professional Staff Awards

Professional Staff Awards

We invite supervisors, managers, colleagues, clients and students to nominate professional staff for exceptional performance.

Professional staff are: faculty, department and research-centre administration and management; HDR; IT; research team; Student Services; PACE; and learning and teaching support.

Exceptional performance is defined as: 

  1. Above and beyond the normal requirements of the role
  2. Serves the strategic objectives of the University
  3. Demonstrates a commitment to service and engagement 

The nomination form should be sent to the manager of the nominated staff member or team for endorsement. 

Nominations will close COB 17 November 2017. 

Application forms can be downloaded here.

Please email completed forms to

Applications will be assessed by a panel, and winners will be announced at the End of Year Function on Friday, 24 November, 12-2pm in MUSE, C7A Level 3 Function Room.


Professional staff members at Macquarie University who meet the following criteria are eligible to receive an award: 

  • Continuing or fixed-term part-time and full-time professional staff
  • Minimum 12 months employment at the University 
  • HEW Levels 1 – 10 for all categories 
  • Both individuals and teams are eligible

Award criteria

Staff are expected to have demonstrated any of the below: 

Outstanding service 
  • Delivering outstanding service to clients and/or stakeholders 
  • Takings accountability for and resolving challenging client issues or overcoming barriers to effective service. 
Collaboration and connection 
  • Building connections and actively collaborating with other within and/or outside the University 
  • Developing meaningful and productive collaborations with external stakeholders 
Innovation and process improvement 
  • Initiating and implementing innovation and/or process improvement. 
  • Finding ways to streamline or simplify complex processes. 
Leadership excellence 
  • Creating a culture of service and engagement. 
  • Demonstrating positive leadership behaviours (such as honesty, integrity, trust, appreciation of others and empowerment) to achieve the University’s strategic objectives.
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