Honorary Degree Nominations

Every year during Graduation ceremonies the University awards a small number of Honorary Degrees to individuals who have achieved something outstanding in their field. In recent years this has included academics, architects, fashion designers, authors, musicians, sportsmen and women, people in the media, and in the public eye.

We’d like you to suggest people you think have made an outstanding contribution.

For guidance, we ask that any person nominated can meet the majority (but not all) of the following criteria:

  1. be someone who have made an impact whether that be commerce, education (by teaching, research, or administration), or other public service;exceptionally meritorious contribution to their chosen field
  2. has an outstanding record of voluntary and selfless service to the community;
  3. has relevance to the life and work of the University or have some connection to it or to the locality;
  4. serves as an example of ambition and achievement to the University's students and graduands;
  5. enhances the University's academic or general reputation; and
  6. has the potential to act as a champion and supporter of the University.

Current members of staff and students are not eligible for consideration, nor are currently serving politicians. We do not generally award honorary degrees posthumously.

If you have someone you would like us to consider please complete this nomination form.

Your details

Your nominee

Please tell us briefly why you think your nominee deserves a high level of recognition from the University, and what you think the relationship may bring to us. Up to 250 words
Privacy notice – nominations for Honorary Degrees

How we use your information
The personal data provided by you on this form will be used for the purpose of processing your suggestion of someone suitable to receive an Honorary Degree. This includes establishing your eligibility to nominate and communicating with you concerning your nomination.
When providing your reason for nomination and information about your nominee, consider carefully whether your nomination requires the provision of their personal data. Please restrict any personal data you provide to information that is in the public domain (for example published by your nominee on their personal or company website).
Personal data
The data we will collect from anyone making a nomination is your name, email address and status (ie staff, student, graduate). No special category (sensitive) personal data is required.
If you believe that you are a nominee for an Honorary Degree, the personal data the University is likely to hold about you is your name, professional designation and that information provided in the reason for your nomination, per the note above.
Data controller
The data controller for your personal information is the University of Dundee. Information will be collected by secure web-form.  We will use Microsoft Office 365 (our productivity software) and Box.com (our file sharing software) to process personal data whilst considering any nomination and administering that process. Personal data will be available to all University officers involved in the Honorary Degree process and all members of the Honorary Degrees Committee.
Lawful processing
The University asserts that it is lawful for it to process this personal data for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority.
Your rights
The University respects your rights and preferences in relation to your data. If you wish to update, access, erase, limit or complain about the use of your information, please let us know by emailing dataprotection@dundee.ac.uk. You may also wish to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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