Honorary degrees and guest speakers

Our degree ceremonies either host eminent guest speakers or confer an honorary degree, one of higher education's most significant accolades.

February 2023 honorary award recipients

Honorary award recipients for February 2023 will be updated shortly.  

Honorary Graduates

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 graduation ceremonies 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 Board of Trustees.

 

Previous honorary graduates

Details of previous honorary graduates are available.

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