The 25 Years of Service Award formally acknowledges eligible staff members for their loyalty and commitment over their 25 years of service at UQ.


Professional staff members who have prior regular and systematic service with UQ for 25 years will receive formal recognition of their service.

Nominations and presentation

Each year, Human Resources identifies eligible professional staff members and their details are provided to the Office of Protocol.

The Office of Protocol sends invitations to eligible staff to attend a function where they are presented with a certificate stating their number of years’ service.

The staff member can invite up to 3 people, usually relatives or friends, to attend the function. The relevant heads of their organisational units are also invited to attend.

The function is usually held before the penultimate Senate meeting for the year. The University’s appreciation of each person’s service is recorded in the Senate minutes.