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VC's Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning - OCTAL Awards


The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) are presented each year to current staff members who have made major contributions to teaching and learning excellence within the University of Wollongong.

Alongside the overall OCTAL award, a series of specific category awards for teaching and learning are also presented that recognise staff commitment, achievement and contribution to the University's exceptional learning and student experience.

Category awards

Vice Chancellor's OCTAL Award

One overall recipient across the Institution

Faculty Teaching Award

One recipient in each category selected from;

  • Each faculty
  • Each Institution within UOWGE
  • Central L&T Unit

Early Career Faculty Teaching Award

Sessional Lecturer/Tutor/Demonstrator Faculty Teaching Award

Program that Enhances Learning Award

Two programs selected across all faculties and units

Professional Services Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

One recipient selected across all faculties and units

Applicants, please access application and support resources at the

OCTAL Award intranet page