Honorary graduates

At the annual graduation ceremonies, Southampton Solent University awards honorary degrees to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the fields of education, arts, sports, maritime studies and engineering.

A selection of these awards are:

2012:

2011:

2010: 

2009:

2008:

  • James Braithwaite CBE, Doctor of Business
  • Rachel Burnett, Doctor of Technology
  • Craig David, Doctor of Music
  • Jeremy Irons, Doctor of Arts
  • Jean Leake, Master of Business Administration
  • Jenny Packham, Doctor of Arts
  • Kenneth Gregory CBE, Doctor of the University
  • John Greaves, Honorary Fellow

2007 :

  • Fiona Phillips, Master of Arts
  • Professor Roger Brown, Doctor of the University
  • Ben Ainslie OBE, Doctor of Sport
  • Greg Dyke, Doctor of Arts

2006:

  • Michael Grade OBE, Doctor of Business Administration
  • David Bunce, Honorary Fellow
  • Shane Warne, Doctor of Business Administration
  • Admiral the Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC, Doctor of the University 

2005:

  • Charlie Dimmock, Doctor of Business Administration
  • Michael Eavis CBE, Doctor of Music
  • David Heffer, Doctor of Education 

2004:

  • Professor Lord Robert Winston, Doctor of Technology 
  • Edward Dubois, Doctor of Design
  • Dame Elizabeth Neville DBE QPM, Doctor of Laws

2003:

  • Matthew Le Tissier, Master of Arts
  • Auriol Stevens, Doctor of Letters
  • Murray Walker OBE, Doctor of Letters

2002:

  • Sir Michael Bichard KCB, Doctor of Letters
  • Rod Carr, Master of Business Administration

2001:

  • Robin Smith, Doctor of Arts
  • Sir Stuart Hampson, Doctor of Business Administration

2000:

  • David Quayle, Master of Arts (Deceased)
  • Eva Jiricna CBE, Doctor of Technology

1999:

  • Ralph Grey MBE, Master of Arts
  • Professor Brian Allen, Doctor of Letters

1998:

  • Leslie Thomas OBE, Doctor of Letters
  • Lord Montague of Beaulieu, Doctor of Technology
  • Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson OBE, Doctor of Business Administration

1997:

  • Sir Trevor McDonald, Doctor of Letters
  • Helen Sharman OBE, Doctor of Science

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