Students Staff

Honorary Graduate

Online Nomination Form

In order to submit a nomination for the award of a University of Essex Honorary Degree, please complete the questions below.

Please Note: you will be required to complete the nomination form in one go. If you begin and then choose to exit before you have completed all the required questions, the information will be not be saved. When completing the nomination you will be asked to provide a brief summary of why the nominee should receive an Honorary Degree and more detailed information to support the nomination, with the facility to add relevant attachments, if required. Please ensure you have all the relevant information ready before you begin.

All nominations should be completed using the nomination form below, if you have any questions or need to make a nomination in a different format please contact the Honorary Degrees Committee Secretary e-mail: or telephone: 01206 872970.

Nominations in this current round are for degree ceremonies at Colchester Campus in July 2020. Please note that a nomination for Sports and Exercise Science has been carried forward from 2017 for award in July 2019 and therefore any nomination received in this field which is agreed for award may be made a reserve for 2019 and carried forward to 2020 if reserve status is not triggered.

All fields marked with a * are compulsory.

Nomination details
First name of the person you wish to nominate*:
Surname of the person you wish to nominate*:
Address for correspondence:
(if known)

Please select from the nomination categories listed, all those that apply*:

If you have ticked Other then please complete the text box below.

Provide a brief summary of why the nominee should be awarded an Honorary Degree (100 words maximum)*:

Provide full details supporting your nomination, including details of connections with the University or county of Essex if applicable, or congruence of interest in an academic area in which the University has a particular interest, or other supporting information. Please ensure you provide as much detail as possible to support your nomination*:

List below or attach any additional information or documents (this can include relevant websites, or other supporting documentation), if required:

Upload supporting documents:

Please note we only accept the following formats: pdf, doc, docx or txt.
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Nominator details
Your first name*:
Your surname*:
Add your contact email address*:
Add a contact telephone number*: