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Honorary Awards

Nominations for awards in 2018-19

Nominations for recipients of Honorary Degrees, Fellowships and the Queen Mary Medal in 2018-19 will open in August 2018.  These will be considered by the Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee in Autumn 2018 and recommendations will be made to Senate and Council.

Any member of QMUL, including students, staff, alumni and Council members, may make a nomination. Nominations must be kept confidential and, in particular, please do not tell the nominee that they have been put forward for an award.

Types of Awards

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, 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, the 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

Please return completed forms to the Council Secretariat.  

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

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

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