Honorary Graduates

Recent Graduates

Shaherazad Umbreen honorary doctorate recipient at Birmingham City University (BCU)

Shaherazad Umbreen

Director at the National Trust and non-exec Director at Global Giving Foundation

Shaherazad Umbreen is a proud Brummie and attended Birmingham City University, graduating in 1999. She’s worked in senior leadership positions within a number of high profile brands, as well as setting up her own purposeful business. Shaherazad has the unshakeable belief that every human being in every part of the world deserves food, warmth, love and equality.


Frances Crook

Frances Crook OBE

Former Chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform

Frances Crook was chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform for 35 years. She led the charity’s work for less crime, safe communities and fewer people in prison. Under her leadership, the charity secured strategic reforms including work with the police to reduce child arrests by over two thirds and cutting the number of children in prison.