Nominations and Appointments Committee

Honorary awards - Guidelines for writing citations

Once Senate has approved the recommendations of the Nominations and Appointments Committee with respect to honorary awards, each successful nominator will be asked to prepare a draft citation for finalisation by the Vice-Chancellor and the Chair of the Committee.

Guidelines for writing citations are set out below.

  • Full name of nominee
  • Imperial or Australian honours
  • Discipline area and major achievements that warrant the nomination for an honorary award
  • Accurate information
  • Simple English
  • Describe achievements, especially in specialised fields, so that they may be readily understood and appreciated, as well as being easy to read out aloud, i.e. the use of technical terms should be kept to a minimum
  • A maximum of one typed, single spaced A4 page