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. See more of our Honorary Graduates awarded for their services to:

Honorary Graduates - July 2019

Laura Mvula

Laura has been the recipient of numerous prestigious music awards.

Councillor Shafique Shah

In 2014 Shafique Shah was elected to be the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor is a proud graduate of the Birmingham School of Jewellery.

Gus John

Professor Augustine "Gus" John has done notable work in issues of education.

Peter Cheese

Peter is the Chief Executive of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)

Doug Wright

Douglas Wright is a McDonald's franchisee and owner of Wright Restaurants T/A McDonald’s. 

Cal Henderson

Cal Henderson is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Slack.

Congratulations from the Vice-Chancellor