Each year, we present a small number of honorary degrees to people who have made a significant contribution to the world. They receive their awards at one of our awards ceremonies and become part of the BU community.

Some return to offer guest lectures, while others support the university in different ways. All share our commitment to excellence and our passion for education, research and professional practice.

In this video, we ask the 2019 recipients of honorary degrees – what one piece of advice would you give to our graduates?

Find out more about our previous honorary graduates