Graduation update

Following updated government guidance, we are planning to offer students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 the choice of an in-person graduation ceremony or a virtual graduation ceremony in the summer of 2021. We will update these pages in due course once the details are finalised.

If you're in one of these cohorts, find out more about your graduation options.

We award Honorary Degrees to nationally or internationally recognised individuals who have achieved significant distinction in their field and have a connection to the University, local area or are interested in similar research themes.

We also consider the award of Honorary Fellowships to individuals of distinction who have made a significant contribution to the University and its wider community.

The below would not normally be considered for an Honorary Degree or Honorary Fellowship:

  • Sitting Member of Parliament
  • Existing Member of Staff
  • Existing University Governor
  • Posthumous Nomination

Nominating someone for an honorary award

University staff, students and members of the public can nominate someone for an Honorary Award. Once open, we’ll publish the link to the Honorary Degree Awards Nominations Form here with a deadline for submission.

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