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Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee

The Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee is a committee of Council which makes recommendations to Senate and Council on the conferment of Fellowships, Honorary Degrees of Queen Mary University of London, and the Queen Mary Medal.


During 2016/17 the Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee will meet:

  •  Thursday 17 November 2016 at 1030 hours, Principal’s office, Queens' Building

Please note that the agenda, papers and minutes of the annual meeting of the Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee are confidential.


Nominations for awards in 2017

Nominations for recipients of Honorary Degrees, Fellowships and the Queen Mary Medal for award in 2016-17 will open on 30 August 2016.  These will be considered by the Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee on 17 November 2016 and recommendations will be made to Senate and Council.

Any member of QMUL- whether student, staff, alumnus or Council member - may make a nomination, but nominators are asked to first review the guidance and eligibility criteria before completing the relevant form [please see below].  Nominations must be kept confidential and, in particular, please do not tell the nominee that they have been put forward for an award.

An honorary degree is one of higher education's most significant accolades. An honorary degree of Queen Mary University of London is normally conferred on a person of conspicuous merit, who is outstanding in their field, commands international or at least national recognition, or who has given exceptional service to QMUL. An honorary degree will not be conferred on a person who has already been awarded an honorary degree of the University of London or QMUL.  An honorary degree will not be conferred on a serving Chairman of the governing body of a College, or a person currently employed by the University of London or QMUL.

Fellows of the College are elected from persons of distinction or persons who have, in the opinion of Council and Senate, rendered significant service to the College or to the community, or with a demonstrable connection to or affiliation with QMUL. A Fellowship will not be conferred on an existing staff member or member of Council.

A Queen Mary Staff Medal may be awarded to individual members of staff on, or following retirement from employment of the College, who in the opinion of Council have made an exceptional, sustained contribution and addition of value to College activities. For this purpose, the Council judge exceptional and sustained contribution as that exceeding long service in employment to the College in itself or performance above and beyond the requirements of the post held.


Please return completed forms to Eleanor Crossan in the Council Secretariat by 18 October 2016.  


Details of nominees previously awarded Honorary Degrees and Fellowships are available here:

 
Committee membership lists prior to 2014-15 can be found in the Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee archives.
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