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An invitation to nominate

You are invited to submit nominations for the award of an honorary degree

You may be aware that the University has established a new award of ‘Fellow of the University', and you are also invited to submit nominations for this award. The criteria for both awards are shown below.

Please submit your proposals to the Honorary Degree Advisory Group secretary, Mrs Gillian James ( by 16 September 2011, using the appropriate pro forma, attached, and enclosing a brief (one-page) CV for the nominee. Applications will then be sent to the appropriate Faculty for endorsement, before consideration by the Honorary Degree Advisory Group. Recommendations will then be presented to Senate and to Council for approval.

Members of the University should feel free to seek views about possible nominations from their colleagues. However, please ensure that complete confidentiality is observed: in no circumstances should a person nominated be informed that their name has been put forward.

When making recommendations to Senate and Council, the Honorary Degree Advisory Group will take into account the following considerations:

Honorary degrees

1. Recognition of an individual's intellectual, creative and/or academic achievement.
2. The recognition will be evidenced by international, or at the least national, distinction in the nominee's field.
3. Evidence of a direct link to the University of Southampton or to the City.

[The University is able to confer honorary Masters' degrees, as well as doctorates, and this should be taken into account in considering possible nominations.]

Fellow of the University

This new award is intended to reward those who have an established connection with the University. Potential Fellows of the University of Southampton will:



Awards can be made to past professors, but on the basis of continuing national activities, rather than merely on past contributions to the University. Honorary degrees will not normally be conferred on serving members of staff, however distinguished, nor on serving politicians, except where the nomination is in respect of achievements outside the nominee's political activities.
Thank you.

Gillian James


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