2014 Honorary Graduates

Meet our 2014 honorary graduates.

Alan Benzie Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

In recognition of his inspirational leadership and outstanding contribution to the development and transformation of Manchester Metropolitan University. The award represents the gratitude of staff and students for his invaluable commitment to the University.

Professor Michael DexterHonorary Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc)

In recognition of his distinguished achievements as a scientist in the field of biomedical research.

Dennis Dunn MBE JPHonorary Fellowship

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and evolution of Manchester Metropolitan University in Cheshire. The award represents the gratitude of staff and students for his commitment to the University.

Ryan GanderHonorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (DArts)

In recognition of his outstanding achievements as an internationally acclaimed artist in the field of conceptual art. The University is proud to be associated with its successful graduates of which he is an exceptional example.

Jason HargreavesHonorary Degree of Doctor of Design (DDes)

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of clothing design and technology. His generous support and commitment towards the University provides invaluable opportunities for our students, staff and graduates.

Esther Rantzen CBEHonorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

In recognition of her distinguished achievements as a broadcaster, journalist and campaigner. Her tireless commitment to protecting children and vulnerable people, through her work with charities and as President of Childline, is an inspiration to our students, staff and graduates.

Geoffrey ReedHonorary Degree of Doctor of Education (DEd)

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of music education. His generous support and commitment towards the University provides invaluable opportunities for our students, staff and graduates.

Her Honour Judge TylerHonorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD)

In recognition of her distinguished achievements in the field of law and the significant contribution she has made to the region. The University is extremely proud to be associated with its successful graduates of which she is an exceptional example.

Andrew WebbHonorary Degree of Doctor of Health (DH)

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the social work profession and his notable role advising on national policy for the welfare and protection of children. His commitment to improving the quality of life of the vulnerable in society is an inspiration to the University’s staff, students and graduates.

Honorary Graduates