Honorary Fellowships and Corporate Awards



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During our November graduations, we will be joined by Admiral Sir Philip Jones KBC DL, former First Sea Lord who will receive an Honorary Fellowship and Girlguiding UK (Merseyside) who will receive a Corporate Award in recognition of their work celebrating and inspiring girls and young women. 

Many of our Honorary Fellows play a significant role in university life, giving up their time to share their expertise with our students, staff and wider community. Great examples of this activity in the last twelve months are:

  • Jane Garvey came to talk careers with English and Journalism students  
  • Simon Kirby met with students in the Faculty of Engineering to deliver a talk and Q&A 
  • David Carter delivered a talk to students at the annual Welcome Event 
  • In June and October of this year Dr Steve Garnett visited LJMU to provide advice and guidance on business start-up and delivered a Masterclass in business scale-up at LJMU’s Liverpool Business School 

Call for Nominations

Fellowships and Awards are given to those people and organisations who exemplify the LJMU ethos - reflected by their outstanding local, national or international achievement or by a unique contribution to society.

The Fellowship is not a reflection of academic distinction and it carries no formal duties but it represents an opportunity to recognise and honour, in public, people who then continue their association with LJMU through a variety of activities with our students and staff.

Fellowships and Corporate Awards are usually given out during our graduation ceremonies in November and July and nominations are sought from the whole of our community including current students, staff, alumni and the Fellowship itself.

Nominations are invited on a rolling basis for individuals and organisations to be considered for Fellowships and Awards. The Honorary Fellows Nomination Board meets during the year to consider nominations received. 

How to make a nomination

Nominations should be submitted to the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive with full supporting information so that the Honorary Fellows Nominations Board can make informed judgments in determining an appropriate shortlist. Supporting information should include, where applicable, reference to the individual or organisation’s contribution or connection to LJMU or the wider City Region and the timeliness (is the nomination being made at a time that is particularly appropriate for the recipient).

A confidential online form can be completed and submitted here.

Please note that no nominee should be approached or made aware that they are under consideration for an award; a large number of candidates are considered for a limited amount of Fellowships each year and as a matter of sensitivity your nomination should remain confidential.  In addition, please do not re-submit nominations, the timing is not always suitable for appropriate candidates and re-consideration is given to nominations from previous years.


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