How to apply

Process for applying for a new honorary title or promotion of an existing honorary title.

Individuals who wish to be considered for an honorary title or promotion will be required to contact their University host department with respect to submission. Applicants for all honorary titles should nominate a member of University staff within that host department to act as their ‘sponsor’. Applicants are strongly advised to have discussed the detail of their application with and sought the support of their sponsor prior to submitting their application to the University.

The University host department contacts are:

DepartmentContact NameContact Details
Cancer Studies Jenny McNair
Cardiovascular Sciences Eleanor Jackson
Genetics Manish Maisuria
Health Sciences Sharon Simpson

Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Alison Brown
Medical Education Sandie Smith
Molecular and Cell Biology Karen Monger
Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour Becky Quinn

For many applicants the identification of a sponsor will be straight forward i.e. the Head of the University department which you are working with, or your University collaborator. In the absence of an obvious sponsor, please contact Lesley Clissold ( for advice on how to proceed.


From Applicants

Individuals will need to submit the following paperwork to their University host department:

  • Completed honorary title application form and accompanying documentation.  Please note that your contact number will be used by IT to change your password.
  • Your CV which may be no longer than six pages, excluding the appendices and font which may be no smaller than point 12
  • A personal statement with respect to your contribution no longer than one page of A4. Please show that you meet the criteria for any educational roles.
  • For Honorary Professor/Honorary Associate Professor applications you will need to provide the names and contact details of two external referees. Individuals should be national/international leaders in their professional area. These referees should be able to confirm that the individual concerned is of such intellectual and leadership calibre that they are of equivalent merit to a substantive Professor/Associate Professor at Leicester.

Individuals applying for a title with an educational focus should have discussed their application with both their Clinical Director, their Medical Director, and also the Director for Education.

From University host department

On receiving an honorary title application from the individual the University host department will:

  • arrange for the Head of the sponsoring University host department to sign the individual's Honorary title application form
  • arrange a supporting statement from the University department which is to act as your sponsor*

The University host department will forwarded all the application documentation to the College honorary titles inbox (

Title considerations

Applications received via the College honorary titles inbox ( sent to the relevant panel for consideration.

In the case of NHS consultants/GPs a reference will be sought by the College from the Trust/NHS organisation in which the applicant is based.

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Contact Details

College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road