2012 Honorary Graduates

Meet our 2012 honorary graduates.

Sir Rod Aldridge OBEHonorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

In recognition of his distinguished achievements in the field of business and his outstanding commitment to supporting young people reach their potential through the work of The Aldridge Foundation.

Sarah Burton OBEHonorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (DArts)

In recognition of her outstanding achievements in the fashion industry and the inspiration she represents to our students as a graduate of the University.

Guy GarveyHonorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (DArts)

The award is in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music and for his generous commitment and support of the Manchester city region.

Gethin JonesHonorary Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc)

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to television and the extreme physical challenges accomplished. His creativity and original approach to filmmaking and the arts are of great inspiration to our students.

Mike Leigh OBEHonorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (DArts)

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to theatre and film as both an acclaimed playwright and director. His creativity and original approach to filmmaking and the arts are of great inspiration to our students.

Professor Martin NareyHonorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

The award acknowledges his distinguished achievements in the field of social reform and outstanding commitment to the welfare of children. His eminent career is an inspiration for students and graduates of the University.

Lord Smith of LeighHonorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD)

In recognition of his distinguished achievements throughout his eminent career and his outstanding support of the Manchester city region which is an inspiration to our students, graduates and staff.

Professor Richard ThorpeHonorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

The award acknowledges his distinguished achievements in the field of business and his outstanding contribution to Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School. His generous support of the University is greatly valued by our staff and students.

Honorary Graduates