Honorary Degrees Committee

Terms of Reference

  • Identify potential recipients of honorary degrees, invite recipients to accept the honour, and report to the Senate and the Council.

Main Activities

  • Invite confidential nominations for honorary degrees from members of the University.
  • Taking into account the regional, national and international roles of the University, the academic, professional or other distinctions of potential recipients and particular services they may have rendered to the University, identify potential recipients of honorary degrees whilst also promoting diversity conducting such due diligence as it deems necessary in order to identify potential recipients.
  • Invite potential recipients to accept the honour, and report to the Senate and the Council.
  • Consider the revocation of an honorary degree where the actions or honorary degree recipient warrant such an exceptional step.  Where the Committee agrees the revocation of an honorary degree, it shall make a recommendation accordingly to Senate and the Council and inform the degree recipient.


President and Vice-Chancellor (Chair): Professor Shearer West

Chair of Council: Sir Keith O'Nions

Vice-Chair of Council: Nora Senior

Two Pro-Vice-Chancellors: Professor Katherine Linehan, Professor Robert Mokaya

Registrar: Dr Paul Greatrix

Provost (UNNC): Professor Jonathan Garibaldi

Provost (UNM): Professor Sam Kingman

Two Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors: Professor Jeremy Gregory, Professor Zoe Wilson

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer: Helen Pennack

Director of CARO: Edith Prak

Student Representative: Poppy Read-Pitt (Community Officer)

Secretary: Registrar (Dr Paul Greatrix)

(membership updated September 2023)

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