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  • Richard Hawley

    Richard is a proud Sheffielder who started performing and touring with various bands from the age of 14 and was a member of 1980s Sheffield band Pulp.

  • Graham Hughes

    Former Head of Design at the Royal Mint, craftsman also a qualified barrister. Honorary Fellow awarded in 1978.

  • Gary Hetherington

    Gary Hetherington is Chief Executive of Leeds Carnegie RUFC and Leeds Rugby Ltd, and owner and operator of Headingley Carnegie Stadium and Leeds Rhinos.

  • Gurinder Chadha

    Credited with bringing Bollywood colour to the British screen, Gurinder Chadha has earned herself numerous accolades and international success.

  • Elisabeth Hoodless DBE

    Elisabeth qualified as a medical social worker, she was appointed Assistant Director of Community Service Volunteers in 1963, Deputy Director in 1972 and Executive Director in 1975.

  • Emma Harrison

    Emma grew up in Sheffield and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Bradford. In 1987, at the age of 23, she took over her father's Sheffield-based training agency ITA, which provided training and employment opportunities for workers made redundant in the declining steel industry.

  • Professor Andrew Motion - Poet Laureate

    Acclaimed poet, novelist, academic and biographer, Andrew Motion was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999.

  • Trevor Phillips OBE

    Trevor began his career in broadcast journalism in 1980 when he joined London Weekend Television (LWT) as a researcher for current affairs series Skin.

  • Honorary awards archive

    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.

  • Professor Ted Wragg

    Professor Ted Wragg was one of the UK's foremost authorities on education. His work has transformed classrooms and teaching styles across the world, and his legacy is one of a modernised and more effective UK education system.

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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