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Honorary Degrees and Awards

Honorary Degrees 

If there’s someone in your field whose work you particularly admire, with a high international reputation for excellence, and potential or existing connections to the University or your department, you are invited to nominate them for an Honorary Degree.


To complete the form online please use our online Honorary Degree from which can be found in the link below:

Online Honorary Degree nomination form

To complete the paper form please find the Word version below:

Paper Honorary Degree nomination form
Please note: 
Before submitting your nomination, check this list to make sure they haven’t already received an Honorary Degree from Lancaster.

The Criteria for Honorary Degrees are as follows:

Candidates nominated for Honorary Degrees should have an outstanding international reputation in their field or in exceptional cases a leading national reputation, and meet at least two of the following additional criteria:

(i)   They should have existing or potential links with Lancaster University;

(ii)  They should have strong links with the local region;

(iii) They should be a suitable role model for young people;

(iv) Their work should be associated with a core area of the University’s research;

(v)  The award should help the University achieve its aspirations of becoming a leading global University;

The emphasis in considerations will be given to academic achievement.

Honorary Degree nominations should be kept confidential. 

Honorary Fellowships 

Honorary Fellowships may be awarded to people who have made an outstanding contribution to Lancaster University or the local region.  Honorary Fellowships may be given to, for example, recently retired members of staff who have given long or distinguished service beyond the remit of their post.

The list of Honorary Fellows can be found here:

If you wish to nominate someone for an Honorary Fellowship please complete the form below:

Paper Honorary Fellowship nomination form

For more details and guidance on Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships please contact: 




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