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The Graeme Hugo Prize

This Prize has been established by the University as a result of a contribution by UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide, which is community-based and assists over 20,000 people each year across the life continuum, from the very young to the elderly. Working across many disciplines and sectors, UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide is a strong advocate for positive social change, firmly believing that everybody has the right to participate and flourish in their community no matter their age, their gender, their history or their cultural background.

This Prize has been established to honour the contributions and work of the late Professor Graeme Hugo AO to the School of Social Sciences at The University of Adelaide. Professor Hugo was a Professor of Geography and jointly established the Bachelor of Social Sciences Program at The University of Adelaide.


  1. There shall be a prize known as “The Graeme Hugo Prize”.
  2. The value of each Prize will be $400.00.
  3. The prize will be awarded by the University annually for a minimum of five years commencing in 2017 until otherwise determined by the University after discussions with the contributor.
  4. The Head of School will award each prize to the level II Bachelor of Social Sciences student who has demonstrated most improvement throughout the semester in written assessment and who has actively engaged in and understood the social implications discussed weekly in class in their year of study.
  5. If the Head of School deems that there is more than one candidate of equal merit, the prize shall be divided equally among the candidates.
  6. If in any particular year the Head of School considers that no candidate is suitable for the prize, then no award shall be made.
  7. The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the original objectives of the prize.

Rules approved by Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor & Vice President (Academic) 26 June 2017

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