Honorary graduates 2008–2009

Ray BurtonRay Burton

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and growth of the University of the West of England, specifically in the role of Chair of the Board of Governors.


David Fanshawe (deceased)David Fanshawe (Deceased)

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music in recognition of his outstanding contribution to bringing music from around the world into the lives of people who neither read nor write music and to his pursuit of musical excellence, which is synonymous with the aims of the University’s Centre for Performing Arts.


Martin HagenMartin Hagen

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of his substantial contribution to the Bristol business professional community and to his active promotion of accounting education, which is central to the mission of the Bristol Business School.


Mary Prior MBE CStJ JPMary Prior MBE CStJ JP

Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration in recognition of her outstanding contribution to local public service, and her advisory support to the Bristol Business School and her support for and links with significant stakeholders of the University of the West of England.


Paul Stephenson OBEPaul Stephenson OBE

Honorary Degree of Master of Education in recognition of his substantial contribution to pioneering work in race relations and the extension of opportunity to socially excluded young people.


Sir Ian Carruthers OBESir Ian Carruthers OBE

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of his outstanding contribution to health and well being in the South West, as demonstrated in his leadership role in the transformational change in South West Health Services which is consistent with the aims of the University.


Professor Colin FudgeProfessor Colin Fudge

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of his outstanding contribution as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, to the achievements and reputation of the University in teaching and research both in academic and professional dimensions, nationally and internationally.


Carolyn HassanCarolyn Hassan

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of her outstanding contribution, in her role as Director of the Knowle West Media Centre, to community cohesion, social justice and support for schools and colleges in the local community.


Professor Bhupinder SandhuProfessor Bhupinder Sandhu

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public services and charities and as an exemplary role model for women in science and medicine and for individuals from ethnic minorities.


Baroness HaleThe Right Honourable Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE

Doctor of Laws in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the promotion of equality and diversity, which reflects values consistent with those of the University of the West of England, and in particular in recognition of her appointment as the first female Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

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