The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
The Degrees of DArts, DCL, DD, DLitt, DMus, DSc, DUniv and LLD
Award of Honorary Degrees in 2013 and subsequent years
The next meeting of the University’s Honorary Degrees Committee is to consider suggestions for the award of honorary degrees at Congregations to be held in July 2013, November 2013 and subsequent years.
I am, therefore, pleased to invite you to submit suggestions for the award of honorary degrees to be considered by the Committee at its meeting in early November 2012. It would be helpful if suggestions could be sent to Jo Pearsall, Administrative Assistant, Central Secretariat, by Friday 5 October 2012.
The attached Paper gives details of the honorary degrees currently available and of the criteria to be used by the Honorary Degrees Committee in determining the recommendations for Senate and Council to approve. I also enclose a nomination form for your suggestions(s). [This may be photocopied or further copies may be obtained from my Office or from the Central Secretariat website at http://www.kent.ac.uk/censec/other/Honorary-degrees/nomination-form.pdf]
I would be very grateful if all suggestions could be made using the nomination form as this will ensure that we receive all the information necessary for suggestions to be properly considered at the forthcoming meeting of the Honorary Degrees Committee.
In recent years the overall number of suggestions has been low so I should like to encourage as many suggestions as possible of distinguished individuals to be brought forward for consideration for awards in 2013. In order to ensure the award of Honorary Degrees across a broad range of academic disciplines and subject areas it would be helpful to receive at least one or two suggestions from each department within the three Faculties.
Finally please note that it is hoped to make recommendations for 2013 awards at the Honorary Degrees Committee’s meeting in November 2012 and that only if this is not possible will the March 2013 meeting be held. So while we should be pleased to receive good suggestions for consideration at any time it would be best to arrange for submission sooner rather than later so that they can be considered for awards in 2013 this Autumn. Please contact Jo Pearsall (J.L.Pearsall@kent.ac.uk or telephone ext. 4671) with any queries or requests for any additional information you might need.
Secretary of the Council (Secretary to the Honorary Degrees Committee)
20 July 2012