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Honorary status

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Honorary status

We may choose to recognise the contribution made by an individual, not employed by the Universities of Sussex or Brighton as an assigned employee of BSMS, by granting them honorary status.

Honorary Status

Honorary status may be granted to an individual in respect of their contribution to the school’s:

  • academic work (teaching, curriculum development and/or research) - the titles being linked to Lecturer and Senior Lecturer grades, or

  • research - the titles being linked to Research grades.

Honorary Title

  • Suitable for an individual who is likely to have a long-term commitment to the school’s work.

Honorary Academic (NHS) contract

Please note that honorary or visiting titles are separate from honorary academic NHS contracts, which are issued to NHS employees who undertake teaching or research as part of their substantive employment contract (job plan). The honorary contract is a Follett requirement.

If you undertake teaching or research as part of your job plan, your NHS Trust's Personnel Department will request an honorary contract on your behalf and this will be reviewed annually as part of your job plan.

Download the application form* >

Download the renewal form >

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*Please save this file to your computer if you wish to complete it electronically.

Honorary Title Sub Committee

Meeting dates and deadlines for applications


 Date of meeting

 Deadline for application to be submitted

 14 September 2022

 31 August 2022

 18 January 2023

 4 January 2023

 19 April 2023

 5 April 2023

 5 July 2023

 21 June 2023

Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Please make sure your applications is complete with all necessary signatures before submitting.

These dates are correct at the time of publishing but can be subject to change.

Read more about our honorary title holders here >