Honorary doctorates and masters

Honorary awards of London Metropolitan University

The annual invitation for honorary awards is now open, to be submitted at any time throughout the year. Valid nominations will be considered by the University’s Governance Committee, which meets three times a year. At each of these meetings the Governance Committee will make recommendations to the Board of Governors for the approval of nominated 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. 

To submit a nomination for Honorary award conferment, nominator's must complete an Honorary awards nomination form  and return it to uso@londonmet.ac.uk

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