Honorary Degrees Committee

The Honorary Degrees Committee receives nominations for Honorary Degrees and the Vice-Chancellor's Medal and makes confidential recommendations to Senate regarding the award of such distinctions.

Read more information about how to make a nomination for an honorary degree.

Membership

   

Term of Office
(to 31 July -
unless otherwise stated)

Vice Chancellor and Principal (Chair)

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Ex officio

Provost and Vice-Principal (Deputy Chair)

Professor Tim Jones

Ex officio

Registrar and Secretary

Mr Lee Sanders

Ex officio

 Pro-Vice-Chancellor International

Professor Robin Mason 

Ex officio 

Director of External Relations

Ms Cathy Gilbert

Ex officio

Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Mr Gavin Maggs

Ex officio 

Two Heads of College

Professor Richard Black


Professor Laura Green

2021


2023

Four members elected by the Senate

Professor Elaine Fulton

2022

 

Professor Hisham Mehanna

2021

 

Professor David Hannah

2021

 

Professor Nicola Wilkin

 2021

One Lay Member of Council

Mr Mervyn Walker

2025

Two Public Orator

Professor Catherine Needham

Professor Kate Thomas

2021

2021

President of the Guild of Students

 

 

Ms Tobiloba Adeyemi

2021

Terms of Reference

The Committee:

  • considers nominations for Honorary Degrees from students, alumni, employees, honorary staff or lay members of Council of the University and makes confidential recommendations regarding the award of such distinctions;
  • receives notification of the award of the Vice-Chancellor’s Medal.

Dates of Meetings 

The 2020/21 meeting dates are:

 

  • 11 May 2021

Contact Details

Mr Neal Sidney 
Governance Officer
E-mail: n.sidney@bham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 8009