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Honorary awards

  • Adam Boulton

    Adam is Sky TV's political editor with a long and distinguished career in journalism, and broadcast media in particular.

  • Alison Nimmo CBE

    From July 2005 Alison Nimmo was tasked with establishing the Olympic Delivery Authority (IODA) and in July 2006 was appointed as director of design and regeneration.

  • Baroness Jane Campbell

    Baroness Jane Campbell has a long history of parliamentary lobbying for disabled people's civil and human rights and has been particularly active in creating structures which encourage disabled people from all sectors of society to take control of their lives and influence political and social change.

  • Alan Powell

    Alan Powell is well known in the world of journalism for his distinguished editorship of the Sheffield Telegraph, and latterly The Sheffield Star.

  • Angela Galvin

    Angela Galvin, former chief executive of Sheffield Theatres, is the driving force behind the redevelopment of the city’s Crucible Theatre.

  • Anthony d'Offay

    Born in Sheffield in 1940, Anthony d'Offay's love of art began at a young age with regular trips to the museum and art gallery in New Walk in Leicester with his mother.

  • Brian Blessed

    Mexborough-born and the son of a coal miner, Brian Blessed's varied and distinguished career has made him one of the country's most highly respected actors.

  • Brian Turner CBE

    Brian Turner is one of Britain's most successful and well known chefs. In addition to running highly respected restaurants across the UK he has become a successful television personality.

  • Chris Rea

    Chris Rea is managing director of Sheffield-based manufacturers, AESSEAL, a global manufacturing business that makes mechanical seals.

  • Christopher J Jewitt DL

    Christopher is a dedicated and active member of the South Yorkshire community. In 1994 he served as Master Cutler of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire in 1996.

The degree of Doctor of the University (D.Univ) is awarded to people who have achieved distinction in the fields of learning, the arts, public life, community service and/or have made a distinctive contribution to Sheffield Hallam University, the city of Sheffield or the region. Nominations are invited annually from the University’s staff, students and Governors; we do not invite nominations from the public.

Sheffield Hallam University has been awarding honorary doctorates since gaining status as a university in 1993; it has been awarding honorary fellowships, based on similar criteria, since 1969.

See below for this year's honorary doctorates or you can also view the archive of honorary awards.

If you would like to find out more about our honorary award recipients, please email our press office.

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