Students Staff

Honorary Fellowship nominations

In accordance with Ordinance 32, the University of Essex awards up to two Honorary Fellowships each year. The Fellowship is awarded to "persons who have distinguished themselves in the fields of study represented in the University or who have rendered conspicuous and exceptional service to the University".

These can include (but aren't limited to) former officers of our University, long serving former members of staff or other lay members of our University who have given conspicuous and exceptional service.

The nomination process

Each year nominations are collected from our University community and alumni in the Autumn term. These nominations are then reviewed by the Committee at the main meeting in the Spring Term and recommendations sent to Senate for approval. Recommendations then go from Senate to Council for final approval. The chosen nominee is contacted in the Spring Term and invited to accept their award at the annual meeting of Court.

How to nominate

Nominations are welcomed from all members of our University (including alumni), as well as external members of Council. In order to avoid unnecessary confusion and/or embarrassment, those making nominations are asked to ensure that the person concerned is not aware that their name has been put forward.


The deadline for nominations for the Honorary Fellowship is Friday 7 December 2018.

Please note an award has already been agreed for 2019, nominations received in this round will be for award in June 2020

Further information

Arrangements for the Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee are handled by the Graduation Office. If you have any questions, please contact:

Maz Brook

Secretary, Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee

Graduation Office, Academic Services, Academic Section, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

Telephone 01206 872970