Honorary degree nominations

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Honorary Graduates 2019
Call the Midwife creator, Heidi Thomas, and her husband, actor Stephen McGann, receiving their honorary degrees

The University is seeking nominations for inspirational individuals to receive honorary degrees in 2021.

All members of the University community, including alumni, are able to nominate, and we would like to invite you to submit suggestions. 

Those considered for honorary degrees might include:

  • Distinguished academics who are pre-eminent in their field
  • Individuals who have achieved national or international eminence in public life or a particular activity (for example in industry, commerce and business, the arts in all its forms, media, or sport)
  • Individuals who have given a particular service to the University or made outstanding contributions to the city or region.

It is always helpful to the success of a nomination if the individual concerned has a connection with the University or the region or if a nomination is associated with a particular event such as a conference or anniversary. The University would not normally confer honorary degrees on serving UK politicians or current members of staff. 

The Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees would be very pleased to consider any nominations you may wish to make. Nominations should be submitted in strict confidence using the online form, which can be accessed here: www.liverpool.ac.uk/governance/honorary-degree-nominations. Please do not divulge the nomination to the person nominated.  

For further information please contact Michelle Keeley-Adamson, Governance & Risk Co-ordinator, on +44 (0)151 795 1152, or email her via: mkeeley@liverpool.ac.uk.  

The deadline for the receipt of nominations is Friday 27 March 2020.