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Honorary awards

  • Jarvis Cocker

    Jarvis Cocker is one of Sheffield's best loved musical sons and the founder of Pulp, who enjoyed an illustrious 24 year career after forming in the city in the late 1970s.

  • 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.

  • John Mann

    A profile of John Mann, who was awarded an honarary doctorate at Sheffield Hallam University in 1980 for his contributions to UK education.

  • 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.

  • Dr John Carlisle

    Twenty years ago in Sheffield John Carlisle pioneered a revolutionary approach to dramatic business improvement, that of instilling supply chain, or upstream, collaboration: a commonsense approach spectacularly absent from British industry at the time!

  • John Foster

    Foster is Managing Director of Barnsley-based Fosters Bakery, the small family business he started working in at the age of five, and has since grown it year on year to its current £10 million annual turnover.

  • Professor John Holman MA FRSC CChem HonFBAAS

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Graham Hughes

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

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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