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Values Champions

Nominations closed

At USQ we are united by our three core values Respect, Integrity and Excellence.

To support this important element of USQ's Employee Recognition and Reward Program, UniSuper is sponsoring the Values Champion Award.  USQ’s Values Champions are employees who have exemplified living our core values through their performance, attitude, behaviour and actions by bringing our values to life.


All University employees.

Call for nominations

The University will call for nominations from supervisors or other appropriate delegates annually. Self-nominations are not applicable for this award.

Nominations must clearly set out the significance and relevance of the nomination by addressing the appropriate selection criteria.

Applications must be made on the relevant application form and all documentation must be submitted electronically via email to Human Resources by the closing date.  

Late applications will not be accepted.


The Values Champion Awards will be given to the nominees who best meet the selection criteria as outlined below:

  • Describe how the nominee demonstrated one or more of the University’s core values through their performance, attitude, behaviour and actions;
  • What was the impact of the nominee living the University's core values.

Assessment process

All applications will be reviewed by an appropriately constituted assessment panel.

Any panel member who supervises, has nominated, or acts as a referee for, a candidate for the Values Champion Award must declare their conflict of interest and not participate in debate or voting in relation to that nominee.

The assessment panel will evaluate the merits of all the nominations against the selection criteria for the relevant award and provide a recommendation to the Executive Director (Human Resources) for approval. 

The University is not obliged to present any Values Champion Award every year. The assessment panel may decline to recommend an award recipient if, in its assessment, there is no nomination/s of sufficient merit.


Awards are presented annually. Each award will comprise a financial grant and certificate. 

Format of awards

All awards will receive a $250 gift card and a certificate.

Further information

Further information is available by contacting Human Resources.   

UniSuper is available for provide free general information about superannuation.  Appointments can be scheduled via the UniSuper booking portal.