Honorary doctorates and masters

Honorary awards of London Metropolitan University

Nominations are sought annually for Honorary Awards, valid nominations are considered by the University’s Governance Committee, which makes recommendations to the Board of Governors for the approval of awards.

The University’s Board Regulations provide for two types of honorary awards:

  • Honorary doctorates, which may be conferred on those who have made outstanding contributions to particular fields of academic or professional endeavour, as well as
  • Honorary fellowships, which may be conferred to those who have made exceptional accomplishments that reflect the ethos and values important to the University and its community.

Nominees are assessed by the Governance Committee against the following criteria:

  • They must demonstrate the very highest national or international distinction in their chosen field in academic and/or public life.
  • There must be clear potential for them to develop a lasting relationship with the University.
  • Their achievements must relate in some way to the work or values of the University.
  • Individuals who have given exceptional service to the University over an extended period of time may also be considered.

Honorary awards to successful nominees are normally conferred at the University’s graduation ceremonies. 

Further information about the process for assessing nominations is provided in the University’s Conferment policy and procedure

The nominations process will re-open in Summer 2019.