Is there someone you think should receive an Honorary Fellowship or Degree from Goldsmiths?
Each year Goldsmiths honours exceptional achievement by conferring honorary awards at our Graduation Ceremonies.
Honorary Fellowship recipients might be alumni 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 typically marks an extraordinary lifetime achievement in a particular field, and work that commands national or international recognition.
Previous honorary graduates include Ali Smith, the award-winning writer; 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, alumni and members of Council can nominate people to receive an honorary award using the online form below.