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Is there anyone you would like to see the University honour?

(12 January 2017)

The President and Vice-Chancellor would welcome suggestions for candidates to be considered for the conferment of an honorary degree by the University. We’re also looking for suggestions for the University’s highest non-degree award, the Medal of Honour, as well as potential candidates for national honours.   

We’re looking for truly remarkable achievers, ideally with some link to the University and one or more of our key missions (i.e. excellence in teaching, research or social responsibility) and, possibly but not essentially, with the city of Manchester and/or the North West. Nominations for women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups would be particularly welcomed. 

Medals of Honour are conferred on individuals who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the work of the University and/or the city of Manchester and/or the North West Region but for whom the award of an honorary degree would not be appropriate. These may be supporters of the University, members of staff or students, or perhaps ‘local heroes’ who have acted in a voluntary capacity to improve the lives of people in their communities. 

We would also welcome the names of individuals whom the University could put forward for a national honour. These could be staff, students or community-based candidates.