Honorary degrees

An honorary degree is one of higher education's most significant accolades. Each year, following very careful consideration, the University bestows a number of honorary degrees on distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity consonant with the mission of the University. The people concerned receive their degrees at one of the two degree congregations held in January and July of each year in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building. During the ceremony an oration is delivered in commendation of each Honorary Graduand.

The awarding of an honorary degree to an individual is recommended by the Honorary Degrees Committee and approved by Senate and Council.

Most recent honorary graduates

July 2014 Graduation

Julian Hector

Dr Julian Hector

Roz Savage

Roz Savage

Sir Mark Welland

Sir Mark Welland

Steve Dayman

Steve Dayman

David Scott

David Scott

Princess Campbell

Princess Campbell

Professor Sir John Temple

Professor Sir John Temple

Rt. Hon Lady Justice Sharp

Rt Hon Lady Justice Sharp

Professor Steve West

Professor Steve West

Bob Reeves

Bob Reeves

Robert Dufton

Robert Dufton

Paul Stephenson

Paul Stephenson