Honorary Graduates (2017)

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 for our 2017 ceremonies.

Tasmin Little

Tasmin Little is one of today’s foremost violinists. Her multi-award winning career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, masterclasses and community outreach work. 

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Brett Wigdortz

Brett has led Teach First since July 2002. Over the last 15 years he has helped build the UK’s leading movement to tackle education inequality and one of country’s most successful charities. 

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Sallie Bennett-Jenkins

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC has now practiced at the Bar for 33 years. Sallie has received many accolades over the course of her professional life; she has been described in publications as ‘the complete criminal advocate’.  
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Nigel Terrington

Nigel is Chief Executive of The Paragon Group of Companies. Nigel is currently a member of HM Treasury’s Home Finance Forum, the Bank of England’s Residential Property Forum and the Chairman’s and Executive Committees of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Beverley Lindsay 

Beverly was born in St. Thomas, Jamaica and came to Birmingham as a teenager to complete her education. Throughout the years, Beverly has founded/co-founded many initiatives, organisations and events that are instrumental to providing vital services and support to local communities in the Birmingham area. 
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Jamil Ahmed

Jamil Ahmed is Director of Facilities Management at Aston Martin Lagonda. He grew up within the inner suburbs of Birmingham and had a fascination for sports cars from an early age. Jamil is now responsible for Aston Martin’s facilities globally.

Congratulations from the Vice-Chancellor