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Winners of 2018 Honorary Awards

Monday 16 July 2018

FAMOUS names and high-achieving graduates dominate the list of honorary degrees at the University of Salford this summer.

Musicians Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order) and Aziz Ibrahim (The Stone Roses, Simply Red) will be honoured for their contributions to the Greater Manchester rock scene with Honorary Doctorates in Arts.

The School of Arts & Media will also reward Dave Moutrey, CEO of HOME and Mancunian poet Tony Walsh with Doctorates of Arts and Letters respectively.

Mechanical Engineering graduate and industry chief Diana Kennedy also earns an honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the School of Computing, Science and Engineering.

Business graduate Javed Khan, CEO of Barnardos, will receive a Doctorate in Business Administration from the School of Health & Society.


Chemistry graduate and biotech entrepreneur Dr Darrin Disley will be awarded a Doctorate in Science from the School of Environment & Life Sciences.

Salford University Business School will honour Salford-born entrepreneur Wendy Tan White (pictured) with a Doctorate in Business Administration and the same degree goes to Mancunian Claire Handby, a construction industry figure and Director at Deloitte, awarded by the School of Built Environment.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall said: “We are extremely proud of our many outstanding alumni in industry, the professions and the arts.

“We are very privileged to work closely as we do with key figures to support our students in their careers and our wider mission as an industry- focused university.”

The University of Salford Graduation takes place at The Lowry, Salford Quays July 17-20 2018.  Honorary Fellows itinerary:

Ceremony 1 –Diana Kennedy – School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Ceremony 4 –Javed Khan – School of Health & Society

Ceremony 6 –Dr Darrin Disley – School of Environment & Life Sciences

Ceremony 7 –Tony Walsh & Dave Moutrey – School of Arts & Media

Ceremony 8 –Aziz Ibrahim & Peter Hook – School of Arts & Media

Ceremony 9 –Claire Handby – School of the Built Environment

Ceremony 10 –Wendy Tan White – Salford University Business School