Call for Honorary Degree Nominations
January 31, 2012
Members of University staff are invited to nominate exceptional individuals for Honorary Degrees.
The Honorary Degree and University Medal Committee will meet in February to consider nominations for the award of Honorary Degrees. Successful candidates will receive their awards at graduation ceremonies from this summer onwards.
The criteria for nominating individuals for an Honorary Degree are that candidates have made an outstanding contribution in one or more of the following areas:
- inspiration, merit, achievement or commitment in a particular role or profession
- contribution to society
- contribution to education, scholarship, knowledge or research
- contribution to the University and its advancement
- contribution to the local community
Nominations that fulfil one or more of the above and demonstrate a link to the University are usually well received.
The following example categories illustrate areas of strategic importance for the University:
- Science and Technology
- International Partnerships
- Services to the Community/Society
- Sport and the Arts
Previous distinguished recipients of Honorary Degrees include Sir Clive Woodward (Former England Rugby Coach), Simon Singh (Science Writer), Quentin Blake (Illustrator), Tony Benn (Politician) and Shami Chakrabarti (Former director of Liberty).
Deadline for nominations is Friday 10 February. Please note that under no circumstances should an approach be made to a candidate, their organisation or associates, indicating that you have it in mind to make a proposal prior to approval by the committee.
More details and a link to download the form for Honorary Degree Nominations can be found here.
Any further enquiries can be made to Mark Hollingsworth, the current Secretary to the Honorary Degree and University Medal Committee, at M.G.Hollingsworth@lboro.ac.uk