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  • John Tams

    John Tams, described by Mojo as 'one of the ultimate British songwriters', has enjoyed a career spanning four decades in every performance medium, making more than 50 albums as either singer, musician or producer.

  • Professor John Hoyland RA

    Professor Holman is one of the UK’s most widely respected science educators, with a major hand in many of the most influential curriculum development schemes of the past 25 years.

  • 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.

  • Professor David Clutterbuck

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

  • 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.

  • David Brailsford CBE

    David Brailsford, director of the most successful British cycling team in history, is the force behind the transformation in British Cycling. His team brought back a record haul of 14 medals in 2008's Olympics in Beijing.

  • Jonathan Crossley-Holland

    Jonathan Crossley-Holland was the Executive Director of Sheffield City Council for 11 years, eight of which were spent in charge of education services and three in charge of children and young people's services.

  • 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.

  • Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson

    Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson has clinched 11 Paralympic gold medals and is hailed as one of Britain's most influential sports personalities.

  • 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

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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