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Membership 2017/18

The Chair of Council (Chair)

David Normington

The Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Stuart Croft

The Provost Professor Christine Ennew

One Pro-Vice-Chancellor or Academic Vice-President, appointed by the Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Lawrence Young

The Chairs of the Faculties of Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences

Professor Penny Roberts
Professor Aileen Clarke
Professor Mike Shipman
Professor Matthew Nudds

Three independent members of the Council

Viki Cooke

The Director of Development

Matt Ferguson

In attendance:

Rachel Sandby-Thomas, Registrar

Sharon Tuersley, Secretary to Council

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Terms of Reference

(a) To consider, on behalf of the Senate, the names of persons on whom it is proposed to confer honorary degrees and to extend such invitations periodically to individuals approved by the Committee on behalf of the Senate.

(b) To report to the Senate and the Council at least once per year on the progress of those invited to receive Honorary Degrees and to escalate any decisions to the Senate as may be determined appropriate by the Committee.

(c) To consider and make recommendations on the names of persons on whom it is proposed to confer the Chancellor’s Medal.

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Reporting Structure and Procedures

The Honorary Degrees Committee reports to the Senate and the Council.

The procedures for the award of honorary degrees is set out in Ordinance 14.

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretary: Sharon Tuersley, Secretary to Council (S dot Tuersley at warwick dot ac dot uk or ext: 51957)

Assistant Secretary: Dawn Ellis, Administrator (Governance) (dawn dot ellis at warwick dot ac dot uk or ext: 50914)

Papers for consideration by the Honorary Degrees Committee, including nominations for the award of honorary degrees, should be submitted to the Secretary two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

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Dates of meetings of the Honarary Degrees Committee can be found within the University Committee Timetable.