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 Andrzej Gasiorek


Professor Laura Green

2024


2023

Four members elected by the Senate

Professor Elaine Fulton

2022

 

Professor Costas Constantinou

2022

 

Professor John Curnow

2022

 

Professor Paul Jackson

2022

One Lay Member of Council

Mr Mervyn Walker

2025

Two Public Orator

Professor Catherine Needham

Professor Kate Thomas

2022

2022

President of the Guild of Students

 

 

Mr Mikey Brown

2022

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 2021/22 meeting dates are:

 5th October 2021

15th February 2022

10th May 2022

Contact Details

Mr Neal Sidney 
Governance Officer
E-mail: n.sidney@bham.ac.uk