Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards are a celebration of the depth and diversity of talent within the ANU community. They are an opportunity to recognise the achievements of outstanding ANU alumni and their impact within our nation, our region and our world.

The 2018 Alumni Awards were held on Friday 6 April at the National Gallery of Australia. We welcomed alumni from across the country, and the world, to the celebration in Canberra.

Join us in congratulating this year's recipients:


The Hon Susan Ryan AO

Alumna of the Year

Susan has had a remarkable career advancing equal opportunity legislation and policies for women and the rights of older Australians.


Omar Musa

Young Alumnus of the Year

Omar is an author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan and former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam.

Professor Megan Davis

Indigenous Alumna of the Year

Megan is one of Australia's most highly regarded lawyers specialising in public law and public international law.


Andrew Harper AM

International Alumnus of the Year

Andrew has dedicated his career to helping refugees and those suffering in the face of natural disasters.


Dr Francesca Maclean

Student Volunteer of the Year (Postgraduate)

Francesca is a champion for gender equity in STEM and co-founded Fifty50, a student-run volunteer organisation that develops an equitable and inclusive environment for STEM students at ANU.

Jackson Bursill

Student Volunteer of the Year (Undergraduate)

Jackson combined his passion for fitness and helping others by establishing two endurance events to raise money and awareness for social causes.



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