Registrar's Department

Honorary Degrees


The University of Nottingham awards a number of Honorary Degrees each year at graduation ceremonies both in the UK and at our campuses in China and Malaysia. The awards are to recognise outstanding contribution, success and distinction.


Nominations for Honorary Degrees are welcome from all members of the University community: students, staff, alumni, members of honorary staff and external members of Council and other Committees.

Nominations may be submitted during the Autumn Term when a call for nominations is opened.

Please note that an individual may not nominate themselves for consideration of an Honorary Degree.

To find out more about making a nomination, please go to the Governance SharePoint site for further information if you are staff, students, members of honorary staff, or an external member of Council. Alumni are invited to contact the Governance Team (

The Call for Nominations for Honorary Degrees opens on 07 December 2023 and will close on 18 January 2024.


The recipient should be unaware of the proposal. The conferment will not be made public until the Council and Senate of the University of Nottingham have been informed and the utmost confidentiality should be maintained until that point.

List of Honorary Degrees awarded

A full list of honorary degrees awarded by the University of Nottingham is available here.

If you have any queries or need further information please contact the Governance Team

Last revised: November 2021

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