Honorary Fellowships and Doctorates

The University confers Honorary Fellowships and Doctorates at most of its graduations each year. These are awarded in recognition of outstanding service. Contributions or achievements in the fields of education or public life are honoured.

Honorary Fellowships

These are awarded to individuals who have a substantial connection with our University, Kent, or whose work is strongly associated with our University's academic disciplines.

Honorary Doctorates

These are recommended for an individual who meets the criteria for an Honorary Fellowship, but has also made an outstanding national, or international contribution to public life.

Honorary Graduands that have been conferred by the University in the past years can be viewed by selecting the appropriate year from the drop-down below.

Our Honorary Graduates

During our January 2018 ceremonies at Canterbury Cathedral, British athletics star, Dina Asher-Smith was awarded an Honorary Doctorate. We also welcomed back alumna Jane Carter, well-known internationally for her expertise in publishing, recording and live performance.Jane represents Oscar and BAFTA winning film and TV composers and has masterminded and produced the BBC Natural History concerts The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet which continue to tour globally. 

In the video, both recipients of our honorary awards share what Canterbury Christ Church University means to them, and what advice they have for our graduating students.

View the full list of the University's Honorary Graduates


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