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Nominate for the Honorary Awards 2017

Each year we ask for your help in providing nominations for honorary awards which are presented at Congregation. This year we have started the process earlier to give the recipients as much lead time as possible and ensure that they can attend Congregation. So although we have not yet given out our 2017 awards, we are already thinking ahead to 2018, and would like your suggestions of people who deserve to be honoured in this way.   


Who's eligible?

Honorary Degrees are mainly - but not only - for academics of other institutions of international standing with a connection with the School.  Honours in recent years have included Olivier Blanchard, former Chief Economist at the IMF, Chicago's Raghuram Rajan (recently India's Central Bank Governor) and Stanford's Mary Barth.

Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships are for people who have rendered exceptional service to the School and/or attained outstanding distinction in business. They can include present or former members of the School's staff and alumni.  Examples have been Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment and Founder of the 30 Percent Club, for her work on tackling issues of gender imbalance at board level; Professor John Roberts for significant contributions to the Marketing Subject Area; and, prominent institutional investor Neil Woodford.

What's the basis of choice?
The criteria that have been used recently include:

  • identifying the School with success 
  • widening the group of the School's friends and supporters 
  • recognising exceptional contributions to the School 
  • signalling the School's international commitment 
  • celebrating excellence in or to management.
What happens to nominations?
They go to a committee that draws up a shortlist for Management Board, who then recommend the names to Governing Body.  

How can I nominate?
Fill in this nomination form. The more information you can provide in your nomination the better, including details of the individual's links with the School and reasons why the School should make the award. In making the nomination, please note that people have got to come to receive an award, so nominating the Queen may not be a good use of your time.

Please send nominations to Rachel Ramsey by Friday 21 April.