This July, University of the Arts London will confer honorary awards on luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, design, journalism and performance. Recognised for the exceptional contributions they have made to their chosen field, the awards will be given at the University’s annual Awards Ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall between 16 and 19 July.

Join us in celebrating by watching the Awards Ceremonies live online here.

Actor and Drama Centre graduate Colin Firth CBE will receive an Honorary Fellowship.

The honourees will address an audience of graduating students, imparting their advice and sharing their experiences with the next generation of world leading creatives.

Suggest ideas for future honourees on the Rector’s Blog.

Lulu Guinness OBE will receive an Honorary Doctorate.

Honorary awards will be bestowed on:

Monday 16 July
AM: Chelsea
Adrian Searle, Honorary Fellowship
PM: Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon
Tony Cragg CBE, Honorary Fellowship
Christopher Clarkson, Honorary Doctorate
Sarah Greenwood, Honorary Fellowship

Tuesday 17 July
London College of Fashion
David Downton, Honorary Doctorate
Lulu Guinness OBE, Honorary Doctorate
Chris Moore, Honorary Doctorate
Dr Philip Sams, Honorary Doctorate

Wednesday 18  July
Central Saint Martins
Paul Williams, Honorary Doctorate
Colin Firth CBE, Honorary Fellowship
Stella McCartney, Honorary Fellowship
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Honorary Fellowship

Thursday 19 July
London College of Communication
Mark Haworth-Booth OBE, Honorary Doctorate
David Sproxton CBE, Honorary Doctorate
Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee OM, Honorary Doctorate
Alex Crawford OBE, Honorary Doctorate

Colin Firth CBE and Lulu Guinness OBE have recorded exclusive original films for the Ceremonies that will be screened at the event in their absence.