Honorary titles

The granting of honorary titles is intended to facilitate collaboration with distinguished individuals from other universities or external organisations, and with retiring members of staff. An honorary title carries no privileges other than access to the University's IT services and Library; any local arrangements are the responsibility of the department concerned. With the exception of Emeritus Professors and Emeritus Readers, honorary titles are bestowed for a fixed term only.


Before making a recommendation for a new title or the renewal of an expiring one, Heads of Department are asked to consult the Honorary Titles guidance (PDF , 296kb) which details the titles available and the supporting papers required.

Recommendations/renewals will need to be received by Julie Sugden, Vice-Chancellor's Office by the following dates if they are to be submitted to future meetings of Senate:

DeadlineSenate meeting
Monday 25 June 2018 Tuesday 10 July 2018
Monday 1 October 2018 Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Monday 14 January 2019 Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Monday 22 April 2019 Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Monday 24 June 2019 Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Following approval by Senate, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor's office will:

  • send written confirmation to the titleholder, with a copy to the Head of Department
  • add the titleholder to the Associates Database for network access
  • update a database of honorary title holders.

Honorary titles approved by Senate will be reported to the University Council.

Contact details

Tel: 01904 32 4118