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Get involved: nominate remarkable individuals

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Are you looking for a way to give back to the community and recognise individuals who have made a significant impact in their field or in society? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you – take part in our university nomination process for honorary degrees, Medal of Honour, and national honours.

What exactly are these awards?

Honorary degrees are the most prestigious awards the University can offer, given to role models who have made an exceptionally distinguished contribution to their field or an exemplary contribution to public life.

The Medal of Honour is the highest non-degree award bestowed by the University, given to individuals who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the work of the University, the city of Manchester, or the northwest region. This award recognises contributions to the voluntary and community sectors, business, philanthropy, the economy, education, the arts, science, sports, and more.

The Awards and Honours Group also considers nominations for national honours that you would like the University to sponsor. These awards recognise individuals who have made a difference to their community or field of work, brought distinction to British life and enhanced its reputation, displayed moral courage and vision in making tough choices and hard applications, and improved the life chances of those less able to help themselves.

So why should you be involved in the nomination process?

  1. You have unique perspectives. As a student, you have the opportunity to interact with and learn from leading experts in your fields, and you may have first-hand knowledge of individuals who have made a significant impact on your studies or on society.
  2. It’s a chance to give back. Participating in the nomination process is a way for you to show appreciation for those who have inspired you and paved the way for your success. It’s an opportunity to give back and recognise the hard work and dedication of others.
  3. It helps to create a sense of community. By working together to identify and recognise deserving individuals, we can foster a sense of community within our university. We can come together and share our experiences, knowledge, and appreciation for those who have made a difference in our fields and in the world.
  4. It’s a chance to be heard. Participating in the nomination process gives you an opportunity to have your voice heard and to be a part of the conversation about who should be recognised with an honorary degree.

How can you make a nomination?

If you know of someone you believe deserves recognition with an honorary degree from The University of Manchester, please consider submitting a nomination by Friday, 27 January 2023. Nominations can be made online here. We welcome applications from all students.

If you would prefer to submit your nomination by email, please download a Word version of the nomination form and send it to the contact address given on the form.

Let’s work together to recognise and honour the outstanding individuals in our community.

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