Engagement Australia Excellence Awards 2020

Engagement Australia Excellence Awards 2020

The Engagement Australia Excellence Awards identify and celebrate the most exciting and impactful engagement activities undertaken by Australian universities.

This new Excellence Award program replaces the former BHERT Awards for Higher Education collaboration in Australia. Winners of BHERT Awards over the past 22 years have been outstanding nation-building initiatives, demonstrating far-reaching impact and innovation, in all sectors and aspects of the Australian economy and community.

The Engagement Australia Excellence Awards will continue BHERT’s focus on collaboration, and build on the reputation established by BHERT for recognition of innovation and excellence.

Download the Applicant Guidelines
Visit the Awards Portal to make a submission

Applications close 5pm AEST 31 July 2020.

Award categories
Award for Excellence in Community Engagement
Recognising outstanding collaborations between communities, higher education and industry for societal benefit. Emphasis placed on partnerships that engage rural, regional, urban, disadvantaged or marginalised groups within Australia.

Award for Excellence in Community Engagement: Closing the Gap
Recognising outstanding collaborations between communities, higher education and industry that directly reduce disadvantage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Award for Excellence in Industry Engagement
Recognising outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education by members of tertiary education institutions, community and industry partners.

Award for Outstanding Engagement for Research Impact
Recognising excellence in research and development activity, that makes a substantial difference to the community, or Australian prosperity, undertaken jointly by researchers in tertiary education institutes and partners in the community, business and industry.

Award for Excellence in Student Engagement
Recognising outstanding contributions that improve student engagement on campus, with industry and/or in community.

Award for Excellence in Alumni Engagement
Recognising outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality alumni engagement and support in higher education.

Award for Outstanding Leadership in Engagement
Recognising an individual who has made notable contributions to engagement above and beyond that expected for their role, resulting in sustained and impactful partnerships.

Celebrating the Excellence Awards in 2020
Award recipients will be announced at the Engagement Australia Awards dinner held in conjunction with the Engagement Australia Annual Symposium in November 2020 physical location TBC and the event will also be streamed online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Engagement Australia is not able to support the application process but we can provide advice or clarification in response to specific questions regarding the Awards Criteria. For all enquiries please contact the Engagement Australia team at admin@engagementaustralia.org.au