Honorary Degrees and Fellowships
Is there someone you think should receive an Honorary Fellowship or Degree from Goldsmiths?
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The award of an Honorary Fellowship or Degree marks an extraordinary lifetime achievement.
Goldsmiths awards Honorary Fellowships to those whose exceptional accomplishments reflect the ethos and values important to our community. It is an opportunity for us to honour individuals who have inspired our students, contributed to our community and achieved distinction in industries pursued by our creative and academic disciplines.
Recipients might be alumni or members of the local community who have achieved distinction in their chosen calling, former staff who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to furthering the work of Goldsmiths, or an inspirational individual who has the potential to act as a champion or supporter for the university.
The award of an Honorary Degree recognises a body of work that can be considered equivalent to completing a Doctorate in a discipline represented at Goldsmiths. Recipients are outstanding in their field and command national or international recognition.
Previous honorary graduates include Ali Smith CBE, the award-winning literary innovator; Thomas Heatherwick CBE, the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry; internationally renowned anthropologist Dame Jane Goodall; and Goldsmiths alumni Rob and Josie da Bank, who met in the Goldsmiths Students’ Union and went on to found Bestival.
Goldsmiths staff, students and members of Council can nominate people to receive an honorary award using the online form and criteria below.