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Honorary Awards

Nominations for awards in 2018-19

The nomination process for honorary degrees, fellowships and the Queen Mary Medal for award in summer 2019 has finished. 

The nomination process for awards for 2019-20 will open later in the year. All members of hte Queen Mary community including all professional and academic staff, students and alumni, will be invited to submit nominations. 

Types of Awards

An honorary degree is one of higher education's most significant accolades. An honorary degree of QMUL 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, on a serving Chairman of the governing body of a College, or on a person currently employed by QMUL.

Fellowships of QMUL are conferred on persons of distinction or persons who have, in the opinion of Council and Senate, rendered significant service to QMUL or to the community, or with a demonstrable connection or affiliation to QMUL. A Fellowship will not be conferred on a person currently employed by QMUL or member of Council.

A Queen Mary Staff Medal may be awarded on or following retirement to any employee of QMUL who, in the opinion of Council has made an exceptional, sustained contribution to QMUL. For this purpose, Council will judge an exceptional and sustained contribution as being more than long service alone, and will look for performance and commitment beyond the normal requirements of the post held by the individual concerned.

Nomination Process

Nomination forms and guidance for the 2019-20 process will be made available in due course.

A list of previous recipients of Honorary Degrees and Fellowships is available here:

Information about the Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee can be found here.

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