Full Honorary Graduates List

Honorary Degrees

The award of Honorary Degree is bestowed for major contributions to Staffordshire University or fields relevant to its work.

2018

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Sinéad Butters MBE

  • Kate Davies OBE

  • Professor Siân Griffiths OBE

  • Kevin Godley

  • Gareth Higgins MBE

  • Dr Tristram Hunt

  • Deborah McAndrew

 

2017

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Laura Kenny CBE DSc

  • Nigel Meadows LLD

  • Carol and Kevin Shanahan DUniv

  • Dr Ruth Thompson Posthumous DUniv

  • Ruby Wax OBE DUniv

  • Sarah Willingham DLitt

  • Major Levison Wood DUniv

2016

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Kirsty Bertarelli DArts

  • Stephen Burgin DUniv

  • John Caudwell DUniv

  • Mike Gamble DArts

  • Charlotte Higgins DUniv

  • Fred Hughes DUniv

  • Ros Kerslake OBE DUniv

  • Clive Myrie DUniv

  • Theo Paphitis DUniv

2015

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Peter Saunders DUniv

  • Ian Mackinnon DUniv 

  • Mackinnon and Saunders DUniv

  • Chris Sands DUniv

  • Dr Russel Bromley DUniv

  • Liz Earle MBE DUniv

  • Owen Jones DUniv

  • Mick Hocking DUniv

  • Patricia Wain DUniv

  • Peter Whelan DUniv

  • Simon Clarke DUniv

  • Rev Steve Chalke MBE DUniv

  • Theresa Heskins DUniv

2014

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Steve Parkes Chartered Fellow CIPD DUniv

  • Chief Constable Mike Cunningham DUniv  

  • Dawn Elson DUniv

  • Ian Dudson CBE DUniv

  • Judith Hackitt CBE FREng DUniv

  • Kate Allen DUniv

  • Keith Hollins DUniv

  • Kevin Oakes DUniv

  • Matthew Rice DUniv

  • Peter Whelan DUniv

2013

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Miriam Allen DUniv

  • Peter Dartford DUniv

  • Osman Kassim DUniv

  • Hilary Hughes DUniv

  • District Judge Peter Rank DUniv

  • Andrew Triggs Hodge MBE DUniv

  • Nick Varney DUniv

  • Anna Watkins MBE DUniv

  • Sir David Wootton DUniv

  • Peter Wright DUniv

2012

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Vijay Aggarwal DUniv

  • Denise Coates CBE DUniv

  • Hugh Edwards DUniv

  • Dawn Gibbins MBE DUniv

  • Lady Ann Fender DUniv (posthumous)

  • Alan M Frankland DUniv

  • Liz Jackson MBE DUniv

  • Philip Salt DUniv

  • Maggie Saxon DUniv

2011

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Dr Dame Claire Bertschinger DBE DUniv

  • Ger Graus DUniv

  • Wyn Jones DUniv

  • Professor Christine E. King CBE, DL DUniv

  • The Hon. Lord Herman Ouseley KT DUniv

  • Rob Pritchard DUniv 

  • Barry Purves DUniv

  • Ian Stewart Smith DUniv 

  • Philip Stimpson DUniv

  • David Webster DUniv

  • Tony Wray DUniv

2010

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Fayyaz Afzal OBE DUniv

  • Emma Bridgewater DUniv

  • Gill Brown DUniv 

  • Natasha Carlish DUniv

  • Mike Greenacre DUniv 

  • David Kidney DUniv

  • Nikki King OBE DUniv

  • Hilary Lister DUniv

  • Eamonn McCabe DUniv

  • Deborah Meaden DUniv

  • Gail Narinesingh DUniv

  • Dr the Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP DUniv

  • Professor Doctor Alfredo Rocafort Nicolau DUniv

  • Sir Kevin Satchwell DUniv

  • Tim Smit DUniv

2009

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE DUni

  • Jackie Ashley DUniv

  • Dame Joan Bakewell, DBE, DUniv

  • Gordon Banks, OBE, DUniv

  • Cordella Bart-Stewart DUniv

  • Patricia Callaghan DUniv

  • Bill Garrett DUniv

  • Andrew Marr DUniv

  • Tony Pulis DUniv

  • Esther Rantzen CBE DUniv

  • Nitin Sawhney DUniv

  • Graham Stow CBE DUniv

  • His Hon. Judge Simon Tonking DUniv

  • The Lord Wedgwood of Barlaston DUniv

  • Jonathan Wilkes DUniv

2008

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Ken Campbell DUniv (awarded posthumously)

  • Neil Carr OBE DUniv

  • Mo Chaudry DUniv

  • Peter Coates DUniv

  • Sir Philip Craven, MBE, DUniv

  • Carol Ann Duffy, CBE, DUniv

  • Ray Edensor DUniv

  • Wing Commander Andy Green OBE, MA, RAF DUniv

  • Wayne Hemingway, MBE, DUniv

  • Gerardine Hemingway, MBE, DUniv

  • Alan Johnston DUniv

  • Denise Leigh DUniv

  • Mike Short DUniv

  • Helen Tse DUniv

  • Joanna Yarrow DUniv

2007

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Jonathan Barnbrook DUniv

  • Paul Bishop DUniv

  • Ashley Blake DUniv

  • Patrick Burns DUniv

  • Michael Cashman MEP, DUniv

  • Shami Chakrabarti, CBE, DUniv

  • Ann Daniels DUniv

  • Paul Henshall DUniv

  • Loleita Higgins MBE DUniv

  • Oliver James DUniv

  • Sir Bert Massie CBE DUniv

  • John M Mohin DUniv

  • Nina Nannar DUniv

  • Elizabeth Parker DUniv

  • Joan Walley MP DUniv

  • Phil Taylor DUniv

  • Michael Wood DUniv

2006

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, DL DUniv

  • Alison Chitty, OBE, DUniv

  • Juliette Ferrington DUniv

  • Professor Steve Field DUniv

  • Frank Gardner, OBE, DUniv

  • Dave Gorman DUniv

  • Irene Zubaida Khan DUniv

  • Robin Levien RDI DUniv

  • Gloria Mills CBE DUniv

  • Neil Morrissey DUniv

  • Trevor Philips, OBE, DUniv

  • Professor Tom Ruxton DUniv

  • Councillor David S Smith DUniv

  • The Lord Stafford DL, ARAgS DUniv

  • Jan Williams DUniv

2005

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Lorna Bailey DUniv

  • Camila Batmanghelidjh DUniv

  • Mike Cooke DUniv

  • Greg Dyke DUniv

  • Robbie Earle MBE DUniv

  • John Giffard CBE QPM DL DUniv

  • Professor Mike Hughes DUniv

  • Dr Musharraf Hussain DUniv

  • Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QC DUniv

  • David Lowe DUniv

  • Lee Pearson OBE DUniv

  • Dr Vijay Reddy DUniv

  • Professor Anthony Sheehan DUniv

  • Alan Tuckett OBE DUniv

  • Jenny Uglow DUniv

2004

Pro Chancellor of the University was bestowed upon:

Dr Parmjit Singh

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Willie Doherty DUniv

  • Kevin Farrell DUniv

  • Farzana Firoz DUniv

  • Nick Hancock DUniv

  • Eamonn Holmes DUniv

  • Neil McKellar DUniv

  • Robert Powell DUniv

  • Dr Lady Ann Redgrave DUniv

  • Professor Margaret Ross DUniv

  • Polly Toynbee DUniv

  • Rt Hon Lord Trefgarne PC DUniv

  • Anne Williams CBE DUniv

  • Sir Peter Williams CBE DUniv

  • Sir Nicholas Wilson DUniv

2003

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Dr Jose Daniel Barquero DUniv

  • Louise Christian DUniv

  • James Hawley DUniv

  • Jon Hill DUniv

  • Ian McMillan DUniv

  • Hugh Padley DUniv

  • Mike Wolfe DUniv

2002

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Professor Sir Christopher Frayling DUniv

  • Roy Hodgkinson DUniv

  • Fergal Keane DUniv

  • Imran Khan DUniv

  • Sir Bill Morris OJ DUniv

  • Alison Norman CBE DUniv

  • Jonathon Porritt CBE DUniv

  • Judith Scott DUniv

  • Adrian Shooter DUniv

2001

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Derrick Anderson DUniv

  • Doug Brown DUniv

  • Steve Cram DUniv

  • Professor Sir Brian Fender DUniv

  • Baroness Greenfield CBE DUniv

  • Kevin Howe DUniv

  • Doreen Lawrence OBE DUniv

  • Sue MacGregor OBE DUniv

  • Patricia Morris DUniv

  • Parween Warsi MBE DUniv

  • Benjamin Zephaniah DUniv

2000

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Baroness Amos of Brondesbury LLD

  • Garth Clark DLitt

  • Barry Cliff LLD

  • David Goodman DLitt

  • Dr Robert Hawley CBE DTech

  • Mike Leigh OBE DLitt

  • David Moorcroft OBE DSports

  • Professor Philippe Rollet DLitt

  • David Scahill DTech

  • Roger Wright DLitt

1999

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Claire Curtis-Thomas MP DTech

  • Professor Bob Fryer CBE DLitt

  • Peter Greenaway DLitt

  • Dr Philip Hunter DTech

  • William Hutton DLitt

  • John Mayock DSports

  • Stephen Rea DLitt

1998

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Professor Leszek Balcerowicz DLitt

  • Sir Anthony Bamford DTech

  • Marie-Noelle Barton DTech

  • Professor Robert Burgess DLitt

  • Peter Cheeseman CBE DLitt

  • Stanley Clarke CBE DUniv

  • Paulene Collins OBE LLD

  • William Frindall DTech

  • Kenneth Grange CBE DLitt

  • Tanni Grey-Thompson MBE DSports

  • Bernard Lovatt DTech

  • Nell McCafferty DLitt

  • Helen Sharman OBE DSc

  • Imran Sherwani DSports

1997

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Eve Arnold DLitt

  • Kate Bellingham DTech

  • Sir David Calcutt QC LLD

  • Edward Smith MUniv

  • President Song Kai Xie DSc

1996

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • James Dyson DLitt

  • Charles Kelly LLD

  • Dato Dr Sabree Salleh DTech

  • Professor P Cochrane Dtech 

  • Professor Robert Shannon DTech

  • Dr Parmjit Singh DTech

  • Colin Wilkinson MUniv

1995

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Sir Ron Dearing DTech

  • Eric Hassall DSc

  • Ian Lloyd DTech

  • Ken Loach DLitt

  • Christopher Marks MBA (awarded posthumously)

  • Andreas Patsalides DTech

  • Tom Paulin DLitt

  • George Rodger DLitt

1994

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Baroness David of Romsey DLitt

  • Dr Norman F Elmore DSc

  • Abram Games OBE DLitt

  • Sir Jack Jacob QC LLD

  • Sir Stanley Matthews DSc

  • John Pilger DLitt

  • The Right Honourable The Lord Slynn of Hadley PC LLD

  • Dorothy Thompson DLitt

  • Chin Kon Yeun DTech

1993

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Professor A W Bradley LLD

  • Sir Arthur Bryan DLitt

  • Susie Cooper OBE DLitt

  • T E Cowlishaw LLD

  • Dr J F Dickenson DTech

  • J J Leach MJur

  • The Marquis of Queensberry DLitt

  • Sir Shridath Ramphal LLD

Honorary Fellowships

The award of Honorary Fellowship, which was bestowed by Staffordshire Polytechnic for the first time in 1986, was for distinguished service to the Polytechnic or the achievement of eminence in any field of activity relevant to the work of the Polytechnic.

Honorary Fellowships were bestowed on the following:

1991

Lord Ashley of Stoke CH
Mrs Steve Shirley OBE
Professor Jack Spence

1990

The Right Honourable The Lord Prior PC

1988

Sir Richard Bailey CBE MUniv
Charles Mitchell DL

1986

Harold Naylor MBE
Doris Robinson CBE MUniv