The University confers honorary degrees on individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievement or distinction. The University also bestows honorary fellowships on people who are representative of a group or institution, or to recognise a link between the University and a group or institution.
Honorary degrees recognise the achievement of people who:
Honorary awards are not made to anyone who has any form of contractual relationship or paid consultancy arrangement with the University at the time of conferment.
The University has been awarding honorary degrees and fellowships since 1991 when it was the University of Surrey, Roehampton.
The University can award the following types of honorary degrees: