Honorary Graduates

Each year, the University makes a number of honorary awards that recognise outstanding service to the University, to the City of Birmingham and the West Midlands, or to public or professional life nationally and internationally.

Here we take a look at our Honorary Graduates past and present, across a wide range of professional fields and industries. 

Honorary graduates - January 2020

Asha Devi

Asha Devi has over 28 years of experience in the construction industry, responsible for the development of many Birmingham projects.

Dr Joanne Fillingham

Dr Joanne Fillingham has worked in clinical and leadership roles, across primary, community and secondary care settings.

John Clemson MBE

John was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in June 2007, and an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2016. 

Ruth Cooke

Ruth Cooke has worked mostly in and with housing associations, Ruth is passionate about the importance of housing and support services.