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Honorary awards

  • Nicholas Park

    Nick Park graduated from the Polytechnic in 1980 and went to the National Film and Television School in London. He moved from there to Aardman Animations in Bristol where he has worked ever since.

  • Malorie Blackman

    Malorie Blackman has been hitting headlines since the release of her latest novel Checkmate, the story of a mixed-race teenage girl who trains to become a suicide bomber.

  • Karol Sikora

    Professor Karol Sikora, one of the world’s leading authorities on cancer and a pioneer of holistic cancer treatment, has published more than 300 papers and written and edited 20 books about cancer,

  • Kate Rusby

    Currently in the middle of an autumn tour of the UK and with a new album soon to be released, Yorkshire's Kate Rusby has made a name for herself as one of the country's top folk singer/songwriters.

  • 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.

  • Angela Galvin

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

  • Adam Boulton

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dr Cheryle Berry

    Dr Berry taught for 30 years, including 15 years as a headteacher of large secondary schools. From 1989 to 1998, she was headteacher at High Storrs School in Sheffield and greatly enjoyed working with Sheffield Hallam University on research projects, leadership programmes and graduate teacher placements.

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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