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CLASS OF 2023: Honorary Award builds on success of construction leader

Honorary Graduate Caroline Gumble with her award

The University of Wolverhampton has awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science to a successful leader in the construction and built environment industry. 

Caroline Gumble is CEO of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and is responsible for the Institute’s leadership, having joined them in 2019.  

Honorary awards are presented by the University of Wolverhampton to people who have made a significant contribution to their field of expertise. 

Caroline’s previous roles were in leadership positions in the UK and overseas, within the automotive and capital goods sectors, and membership organisation EEF Ltd / Make UK. 

Caroline also serves as a Director of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Export & International Trade, a Trustee of CIOB Assist and has been appointed as Visiting Professor of Global Engagement and Transformation – Built Environment at Loughborough University’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering. 

Leading a member-focused global transformation of the Institute, with the support of CIOB’s Trustee Board, Caroline is particularly interested in the potential of construction to be a force for positive societal change, with a focus on quality and sustainability in construction and on driving the cultural shift in EDI, social mobility and worker welfare. 

Caroline said: “I am extremely humbled and proud to receive this Honorary Award and recognition from the University of Wolverhampton - an institution I respect for its commitment to high quality lifelong learning, particularly within the built environment.”   

The University’s graduation ceremonies take place at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, from Thursday 14 September to Friday 22 September 2023. 

Graduates are encouraged to keep in touch with the Alumni team and take advantage of a range of benefits and support on offer to them including a discount for Postgraduate study and opportunities to benefit from mentoring, volunteering and career advice.   

For information about courses to study at the University visit the website. 


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