4. Honorary degrees
(1) The honorary degrees which may be conferred by Council are:
a) Doctor of Arts
b) Doctor of Business
c) Doctor of Communication
d) Doctor of Design
e) Doctor of Engineering
f) Doctor of Laws
g) Doctor of Science, and
h) Doctor of Social Science
(2) A submission for the conferring of an honorary degree must be made in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.
(3) A submission made under regulation 4(2) must be:
a) made without informing the nominated persons, however, the submission is not invalid only because the nominated person becomes aware of the nomination, and
b) placed before the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.
(4) No fees are payable for admission to any degree under these Regulations.
(1) All persons associated with the nominations and approval process in respect of an honorary degree must treat the matter in confidence.
(2) Without limiting regulation 5(1) the person nominated must not be notified until the award of the honorary degree has been approved by Council.
(1) If the Nominations and Remuneration Committee unanimously approves a submission, it may recommend to Council that the conferring of the honorary degree be approved.
(2) A recommendation made under regulation 6(1) must be made in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.
(3) If Council, by at least a two-thirds (2/3) majority approves the conferring of the honorary degree, the Vice Chancellor ascertains whether the nominee is willing to receive the award and:
a) if the nominee is not willing to receive the award then Council approval lapses, or
b) if the nominee is willing to receive the award then Council may confer the honorary degree.
(1) Subject to the relevant policies and procedures, an honorary degree testamur is presented at an appropriate conferring ceremony by such person as Council appoints.
(2) Notwithstanding regulation 7(1), in exceptional circumstances an honorary degree may, by Council resolution, be conferred in absentia or posthumously.