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Honorary Graduates2008

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 awards ceremonies.

Mirza Ahmad

Mirza Ahmad
Chief Legal & Monitoring Officer, Birmingham City Council
Doctor of Laws

In recognition for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession and his involvement in the ‘Black Letter Law’ campaign.

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock
Executive Director for Clothing, Marks & Spencer
Doctor of Business Administration

In recognition for her services to fashion retailing.

Rosemary Cook

Rosemary Cook CBE
Director, Queen’s Nursing Institute
Doctor of Letters

In recognition for her exceptional contribution to community nursing and primary care.

Gwyneth Dunwoody

Gwyneth Dunwoody MP
Crewe MP
Doctor of Letters (Posthumous
)

In recognition for her outstanding contribution to public life and to the people and organisations of Cheshire. Mrs Dunwoody was MP for Crewe and Nantwich for 34 years before her death in April 2008.

Jonathan Mildenhall

Jonathan Mildenhall
Head of Global Marketing, Coca-Cola
Doctor of Business Administration

In recognition for his contribution to the marketing and advertising professions.

Martin Parr

Martin Parr
Photographer
Doctor of Arts

In recognition for his ongoing contribution to photography and to MMU’s School of Art.

Professor Barry Plumb

Professor Barry Plumb
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Doctor of Education

For his outstanding contribution to the University. Professor Plumb was appointed Academic Director in 1997 and Deputy Vice-Chancellor two years later, having joined the University in 1995 as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Gordon McGregor Reid

Gordon McGregor Reid
Director General, Chester Zoo
Doctor of Science

In recognition for his contribution to knowledge of the natural world.

Mike Tomlinson

Mike Tomlinson CBE
Former Chief Inspector of Schools
Doctor of Education

In recognition for his contribution to schools and his efforts in the rebuilding of schools in war-torn Kuwait.

Tony Warren

Tony Warren MBE
Novelist and Screenwriter
Doctor of Letters

In recognition for his contribution to ground-breaking television and creative writing which has helped put Manchester and Salford on the cultural map.