Academic excellence rewarded with University Medals

University Medals are awarded each year to UWS graduands who achieved consistently high results throughout their studies.

During the Autumn Graduation Ceremonies, more than 3,000 students received their degrees. An elite group of just 30 graduands were also presented with a prestigious University Medal in recognition of academic excellence.

Andrew Lorenzini

Andrew Lorenzini, University Medallist


Jacinta Herborn

Jacinta Herborn, University Medallist, pictured with 2UE Radio broadcaster Paul Murray


Jaydeep Kathavate

Jaydeep Kathavate, University Medallist


Leanne and Kate

University Medallists Leanne Bugden and Kate Churruca


Medallists with Chancellor

Abhishek Gupta; UWS Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold AC; Amanda Vella; Sarah Millen


Catherine and Maria

University Medallists Catherine O'Gorman and Maria Christou


Benjamin and Suzanne

Benjamin Dowsell; Professor Andrew Cheetham, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research); Suzanne Kennedy


Mark Ferrara

Professor Wayne McKenna, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research), and University Medallist Mark Ferrara


Science Group

Robert Ebeyan, Stephanie Fowler, Alison Smith, Andrew Gherlenda, Mark Ferrara and Samantha Walker


Photos: Sally Tsoutas