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Honorary awards

  • Professor Sir Christopher Frayling

    A profile of Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, the well-known art historian, critic and broadcaster who was awarded an honorary degree by Sheffield Hallam in 2010

  • 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.

  • Sir David Henshaw

    Sir David Henshaw was appointed chair of NHS North West in May, after more than six years as chief executive of Liverpool City Council where he was credited with transforming the city

  • Professor David Hills

    David Hill studied metallurgy at Cambridge before going on to become a graduate apprentice in the steel industry in Sheffield.

  • Professor Diana Green CBE

    Professor Diana Green retired as Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University this year after nine years in the post.

  • David Burrows

    Recently appointed director of business strategy and marketing at Microsoft UK Public Sector, David Burrows was previously the company's director of Education and Skills Development.

  • Professor David Clutterbuck

    David Clutterbuck is a visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam, working with the Centre for Individual and Organisational Development (CIOD).

  • David Elleray

    David Elleray is one of the UK's longest-standing sporting ambassadors. He was one of England's youngest-ever football referees at the age of just 13 and he has refereed football matches on four continents.

  • Chris Rea

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

  • Professor Alec Jenner

    Alec Jenner was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sheffield for 25 years. He established the Psychogeriatric services in Sheffield, as well as the Phoenix House, a therapeutic community house for the rehabilitation of drug addicts.

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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