University honours list

Wolverhampton-born food writer and cook Nigel Slater, Black Country comedian , ex-Wolves footballer and broadcaster all received awards.

Former Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, , was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his outstanding contribution to policing within the region.

Other recipients included TV presenter and Childline founder Esther Rantzen, who was recognised for her ‘every child matters’ approach.

The Rev Preb Geoffrey Wynne was honoured for his long and dedicated service to the spiritual, social and welfare needs of the University students and staff. He is Senior Chaplain at the University, where he has worked for 43 years - believed to be a national record for a chaplain.

, a British journalist and author of The Boy With The Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters for journalism.

University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, said: "Our honorary degrees are awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to society.

"They are inspiring role models for our graduates and we look forward to welcoming them at our ceremonies."

The complete list of 18 honorary awardees includes founders of charities, prominent businessmen and University of Wolverhampton staff. Ceremonies took place between Sept 3 and Sept 11.

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Please find the complete list of honorary recipients below:

School of Computing and IT

– Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology in recognition of outstanding contribution and eminence in creative media and information technology

– Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology in recognition of exceptional service in striving to improve ICT training for teachers, students and people in the workplace

School of Art & Design

– Honorary Degree of Doctor of Design for contribution to creative arts locally.

– Honorary Degree of Doctor of Art for professional contribution to documentary photography.

School of Education

Dr Ursula Howard – Visiting Professorial Fellow NRDC at the Institute of Education – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education for development and promotion of adult numeracy and literacy.

Esther Rantzen – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Science for significant work in promoting the welfare of vulnerable children through the media and development of ‘every child matters’ approach.

James Noble-Rogers – Honorary Fellowship for professional guidance and support across many of the programmes at the University’s School of Education.

School of Legal Studies

Sir Paul Scott-Lee – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of outstanding contribution to policing within the West Midlands.

School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences

Michael Norton – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters for charitable works and involvement in running voluntary organisations.

Sathnam Sanghera – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters for journalism.

School of Applied Sciences

Suzi Perry – Honorary Fellowship for being a positive role model as a journalist and broadcaster and for charity work with Promise Dreams.

Professor Sue Hill – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science for contribution to respiratory medicine and leadership of healthcare sciences.

– Honorary Fellowship for significant charity works and support for charitable organisations tackling prostate cancer and supporting families and children who face serious illness.

University of Wolverhampton Business School

– Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration for services to agricultural industries and as a renowned champion of rural regeneration.

School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure

– Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of service to the hospitality industry as a journalist and broadcaster.

Rev Preb Geoffrey Wynne – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his long and dedicated service to the spiritual, social and welfare needs of the University students and staff.

– Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of service to comedy, particularly stand-up.

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