TO: Members of Council and Court, Heads of Academic Departments and Centres (who may wish to raise the subject within their Department or Centre), all members of staff and students, alumni (via York Alumni Association).
The Honorary Associations Committee is seeking nominations for honorary degrees. These awards are presented at Graduation ceremonies in January and July. They seek to recognise extraordinary individuals who represent the University’s vision, values and excellence and will inspire our graduating students.
The Committee welcomes nominations which fulfil one or more of the following criteria:
The Committee considers all nominations in accordance with the University’s Equal Opportunities policies and in the context of:
Please note that the University does not award honorary degrees to current members of staff or serving politicians.
The nomination schedule and deadlines will be announced each year to members of the University, members of Council, students and alumni. Proposers should complete the Honorary Graduate nomination form 2019 (MS Word , 31kb) and return to Judy Selman (firstname.lastname@example.org), External Relations by the stated deadline.
At least one nomination from each department and research unit would be welcomed for consideration by the Committee. Such nominations would be additional to and equally weighted with those from individual members of the University.
The Honorary Associations Committee will meet to consider nominations for 2020/21 in December 2019. Nominations should therefore reach email@example.com by 11 November 2019, at the latest.
Director of External Relations
You can see the list of previous honorary graduates on our past ceremonies page.