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Honorary Graduates
of Manchester Metropolitan University

Honorary Awards are conferred on men and women who have made major contributions to the academic work of the University, or who have earned distinction for their services associated more widely with education, business, culture, creative work or public service. Honorary awards are conferred at faculty ceremonies.


2016 Honorands

The Rt Hon Lord Mandelson
Honorary Degree of Letters (DLitt)

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of politics and business.

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Dr Stephen McGregor
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc)

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to professional sport and the inspiration he represents to our students.

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Peter Budd
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

In recognition of his distinguished achievements in the field of global aviation and his generous support and commitment to the University.

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Warren J Smith KStJ JP
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the North West region and support of the regeneration of Manchester.

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Michael Blackburn OBE
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

In recognition of his distinguished achievements in the field of business and enterprise and the significant contribution he has made to the North West region.

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Dr Maria Balshaw CBE
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (DArt)

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to arts and culture in the region.

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Amir Khan
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

In recognition of his outstanding achievements as a sportsman, his charitable work and generous support of the University.

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Lawrence Jones MBE
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the digital economy in the North West region.

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Professor John Brooks
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

In recognition of his inspirational leadership and outstanding contribution to the development and transformation of the University.