Manual of Policies and Procedures

E/10.4 University medals

Contact Officer

Director, Student Business Services

Approval Date

15/09/2017

Approval Authority

University Academic Board

Date of Next Review

30/06/2019

10.4.1 Purpose
10.4.2 Application
10.4.3 Roles and responsibilities
10.4.4 Eligibility
10.4.5 Number of medals to be awarded
10.4.6 Award
10.4.7 Delegations
Related Documents
Modification History

10.4.1 Purpose

QUT recognises graduates with exceptional academic achievement by awarding them with the Queensland University of Technology Medal ('university medal').

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10.4.2 Application

This policy applies to graduands completing eligible undergraduate award courses.

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10.4.3 Roles and responsibilities

Position
Responsibility

Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar

  • awards university medals on behalf of the University Academic Board
  • approves procedures for the awarding of university medals

Executive Deans

  • recommend to the Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar eligible graduands for the award of a university medal  
Director, Student Business Services
  • manages the university medal process

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10.4.4 Eligibility

For the award of a university medal, a graduand should achieve the minimum grade point average across all units and thesis where such is required.

Eligibility to be considered for the award of a university medal is limited to:

  • graduands who have been enrolled at QUT for at least two years of full-time study or equivalent. The two years of study at QUT must be directly relevant to the course for which the medal is awarded
  • graduands of bachelor degrees of three years normal duration who have achieved a minimum overall grade point average of 6.8
  • graduands of bachelor degrees of four years normal duration, including double degrees, and graduands of 'end-on' honours degrees where performance in the related bachelor degree is also taken into account who have achieved a minimum overall grade point average of 6.7. In courses where honours are awarded, the level must be first class. In courses where honours are not awarded, the degree must be awarded with Distinction
  • graduands of bachelor degrees of more than four years normal duration, including double degrees, who have achieved a minimum overall grade point average of 6.5. Where honours are awarded, the level must be first class
  • graduands who have not already been awarded a university medal in the same discipline.

The Student Business Services Department identifies prospective university medal recipients across the academic year, based on the criteria above, and provides this information to each faculty for consideration.

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10.4.5 Number of medals to be awarded

As the university medal is awarded only for exceptional achievement, the proportion of graduands who may receive medals in any year should normally be not more than one per 300 bachelor-level graduands per faculty.

Where the GPA (grade point average) standards of the graduating cohort across the academic year fall below the defined exceptional level (E/10.4.4), no medal nominations should be submitted by the faculty.

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10.4.6 Award

The medal recognises that the recipient not only shows exceptional academic promise at the time of the award, but also exhibits an exceptional and consistent record of achievement throughout the whole of the degree.

The award is a silver medallion, suitably embossed and inscribed, together with a certificate attesting the award.

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10.4.7 Delegations

Refer to Appendix 3 Schedule of Authorities and Delegations (C135).

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Related Documents

MOPP E/10.1 Conferral, graduation and academic dress

University medal procedures

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Modification History

Date

Sections

Source

Details

15.09.17 All University Academic Board Revised and simplified policy (effective December 2017 graduations)

17.07.15

E/10.4.2

University Academic Board

Revised policy to clarify dual awards, effective immediately

13.01.12

All

Ceremonies Officer

Periodic review - minor revision to reflect change to Graduation Ceremonies schedule

14.11.08

E/10.4.4

University Academic Board

Minor amendment consistent with procedures for awarding University medals as outlined in E/10.1 Graduation requirements

30.06.06

All

University Academic Board

Revised policy relating to minimum GPA requirement

24.03.06

All

University Academic Board

Revised policy consistent with delegation of authority from University Academic Board to the Registrar for awarding of University medals; policy renumbered to E/10.4 (formerly E/11.7)

01.07.05

All

University Academic Board

Revised policy effective from 01.01.2006 (endorsed by Academic Policy and Procedures Committee 15.06.05)

20.06.03

E/10.4.1

University Academic Board

Revised policy (re double degrees)

27.11.98

E/10.4.2

University Academic Board

Revised procedure

27.11.98

E/10.4.3

University Academic Board

Revised

03.08.98

E/10.4.3

Ceremonies Officer

Revised

27.03.98

E/10.4.3

University Academic Board

Amended proforma to require faculties to specify size of pool of bachelor-level graduands

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