In common with most other UK universities the OU has the right in its Royal Charter to grant honorary degrees. Two such awards are approved - Doctor of the University and Master of the University. Any member of the University can submit a nomination within criteria approved by the Senate. These are all considered by the Honorary Degrees Committee which then puts forward a list of recommendations for approval by the Senate.
Please find cumulative lists of honorary degrees awarded by the Open University
Doctor of the University 1973-2011
Master of the University 1984-2011
Master of Arts 1975-1983
Details of those receiving honorary degrees at degree ceremonies being held in 2013 are given in the graduate directory. The 2012 edition, including biographical details of the honorary graduand(s) who have had their degree(s) conferred at your ceremony is available here to view
2013 Graduate Directory
A copy of this document is provided free to each graduate at their degree ceremony and additional copies are available for purchase at £6.00 a copy either on the day of the ceremony or at £7.00 including postage from the Centre for Qualifications and Ceremonies, The Open University, PO Box 123, Milton Keynes, MK7 6DQ.