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Honorary Associations Committee

Terms of reference

Terms of reference

  1. To recommend to Council the names of persons who might be invited to fill Council-appointed vacancies on the Court
  2. To submit nominations for approval by the Council for the award of Honorary Degrees and additional non-academic honorary awards by the University
  3. To consider any other matters referred to the Committee by Council
  4. To consider all nominations in accordance with the University's equality and diversity policies


Constituency and membership of Honorary Associations Committee

    • Vice-Chancellor
      • Professor Charlie Jeffery (Chair)
    • Chair of Council
      • Ms Denise Jagger 
    • SU President
      • Mr Patrick O'Donnell
    • One lay member appointed by Council 
      • Mr Philip Carpenter (until 31 July 2021)
    • Four members of the academic staff appointed by Senate
      • Mr Ian Hamilton, Department of Health Sciences (until 31 July 2022)
      • Professor Richard Ogden, Director, HRC (until 31 July 2022)
      • Professor Jo Swaffield, Department of Economics (until 31 July 2022)
      • Vacancy
    • In attendance
      • Director of External Relations, Ms Joan Concannon
      • Senior Governance and Assurance Officer, Dr Philip Evans

Meeting dates

Honorary Associations Committee meeting dates 2020-21

  • Friday 16 October 2020, 11.00am, HG15
  • Friday 12 February 2021, 11:00am, HG15
  • Friday 30 April 2021, 11.00am, HG15
  • Friday 2 July 2021, 11.00am, HG15


The criteria, deadline and process for submitting honorary degree nominations are available via the External Relations webpage

Honorary Associations Committee
reports to Council


  • Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charlie Jeffery

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