The Principal’s Medal

The Principal’s Medal will be awarded to the individual or group that has made a significant contribution to support or benefit the wider community.

In this context “the wider community” could mean the wider Edinburgh community or indeed the global community but not the University community. All current staff and students are eligible for the award, as are honorary fellows.

How to nominate

Nominees may put themselves forward or be nominated by a third party. A team nominated for the medal should include no more than four members.

Application form

All nominations should be made on the Principal’s Medal application form. The form is available to download either in Rich Text Format (RTF) or PDF (requires a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader).


Completed forms should be returned to Development and Alumni. The closing date for nominations is 5 September.

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Contact details

To submit a nomination for the Principal's Medal, please contact Jenny Buchanan in Development and Alumni.

If you would like to have an informal chat about a possible nomination or discuss the criteria, please contact Vice-Principals Mary Bownes or Simon van Heyningen.

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