People's Choice voting is now closed

We're delighted to present 18 exceptional finalists shortlisted across three awards categories, spanning research, teaching and community service.

Winners across all three categories will be announced on 27 February 2024.

Meet the finalists

The Problem Solver award

Recognises an individual or a team’s work, research or otherwise, that has changed or
has the potential to change the lives of Australians for the better.

QUT | Future adhesion | sticking to reef restoration

UNSW | The Eco-Alchemist

La Trobe | Transforming midwifery care for First Nations women

Macquarie | The Nano SunWatch | A guardian against skin cancer

UoN | Printed power | A revolutionary biosensor to change the treatment of diabetes forever

UNSW | New technologies to save homes in bushfire-prone areas

The future Builder Award

Recognises an individual or a team that has gone over and above to equip their
students with the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive impact in the world.

La Trobe | A vision for student learning experience – the La Trobe Eye Clinic

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376

UNSW | From ideas to impact | 2023 Peter Farrell Cup

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191

RMIT | Excellence and innovation in care economy higher apprenticeships

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673

WSU | Academy U | The next generation of global citizens, leaders and changemakers

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425

UniSA | Transforming anatomy from a first-year headache to many students’ favourite subject

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2507

La Trobe | Nexus Program transforms teacher education

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253

The Community Champion Award

Recognises an individual, team or university with strong links to its community
and the people who call it home, not just those who attend the institution.

UWA | Leading the charge on Indigenous suicide prevention

UniSA | ifarmwell | Ending the suicide epidemic devastating rural communities

Curtin | The tax clinic initiative | free tax services for vulnerable communities

SCU | A safe haven and partner - Northern Rivers floods

CQUniversity | U-BEACH | A beach for everyone

Monash | A voice for the voiceless | 50 Years of meeting diverse community legal needs

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