HONORARY DOCTORATE recipients are invited to give the Convocation address but may decline the invitation to do so.
HONORARY DOCTORATE are not awarded in absentia.
HONORARY DOCTORATE are not awarded posthumously. An exception may be made in the case of the honor having been accepted and arrangements made for its awarding prior to the death of the nominee.
The citation for the honorary degree should be no longer than three minutes in length. In accordance with Council Bylaws, “each recipient of an honorary degree shall be presented for admission [to the degree] by the Director or by a person designated for that purpose by the Director”
REVOKING ( Common for Honorary Doctorate & Award )
The Senate may revoke an honorary degree and all the rights and privileges connected therewith.” The Senate would consider revoking the degree on the recommendation of the Honorary Degrees Committee, by means of a vote.
HONORARY DOCTORATE Certificates and Letters Policy
Once your Doctorate degree has been conferred at a Doctorate ceremony either in person or in absentia, you will automatically receive a Doctorate DOCTORATE certificate. This will be either presented to you by your Co-Ordinator on the day of the Convocation ceremony or posted to you after the event.
For all ceremonies, if you have not received your degree certificate within three months of the date of your ceremony and you fail to notify us of this within that period, you will be charged for a replacement certificate.
Students who have completed an award bearing non-matriculated course (certificate or diploma) with the Department for Continuing Education will receive an award certificate from the Department.
Electronic copies, PDFs or scanned versions of certificates cannot be issued at any time.