Honorary doctorates

The University of Hertfordshire confers Honorary Awards upon individuals who have made an exceptional contribution in their area of specialism, to the University or in some cases to the county of Hertfordshire as a whole.

Read more about our Honorary Awardees below.

2021

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Richard Beazley MBE was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws for his contribution to the University and the county of...

Dr Sarah Beazley

An alumna of the University of Hertfordshire, Sarah Beazley received an honorary Doctor of Laws for her contribution to the...

Dr Stuart Clark FRAS

Following his graduation from the University of Hertfordshire with a first-class honours degree in Astronomy with Physics, Dr Stuart Clark...

Dr Sue Grant

Sue Grant is very well known to the staff and students of the University of Hertfordshire....

Dr Luther Blissett DL

Former England and Watford footballer Luther Blissett was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Science....

Dr Roy Button OBE

With five decades in the film industry, Roy Button OBE has made more than 300 films. He was the driving...

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Professor Jeffrey Idle is an alumnus of Hatfield Polytechnic, having obtained a BSc in Applied Chemistry and a BSc in...

Dr Kim Little

Kim Little is an alumna of the University of Hertfordshire, having graduated in 2011 with a degree in Sports Studies....

Dr Simon McNamara

An alumnus of Hatfield Polytechnic, Simon has enjoyed a highly successful career in the global financial services industry and has...

Dr Anna Morrison CBE

Anna Morrison CBE received an honorary Doctor of Arts for her outstanding contribution to apprenticeships, both locally and nationally....

The Venerable Jonathan Smith

The Venerable Jonathan Smith was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his contribution to the Diocese of...

Dr Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq TI

Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq was awarded an honorary Doctor of Education for his significant contribution to education reform in Pakistan....

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Alex Scott MBE enjoyed a successful career in women’s football, nationally and internationally, during which time she trained regularly at...

Dr Nikhil Vasdev

Dr Nikhil Vasdev is Consultant Urological Robotic Surgeon and Associate Medical Director of the Robotic Programme at the Lister Hospital...

2019

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Funke Abimbola received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of her contribution to corporate and social diversity....

Graham Boyd

Graham Boyd received a Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to art and his service to the University of Hertfordshire....

Professor David Docherty OBE

Professor David Docherty OBE received an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of his contribution to university business...

Judy Glasman BA MSc MBA PGCE FHEA

Judy Glasman received a Fellowship in recognition of her service to the University of Hertfordshire....

David Goodridge

David Goodridge received a Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to the University of Hertfordshire....

Dr Rebecca Hilsenrath

Rebecca Hilsenrath received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, in recognition of her contribution to the legal profession and...

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Gordon Morrison received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of his charitable work and contribution to the...

Pat Morton

Pat Morton received a Fellowship in recognition of services to the University as a member of the Board of Governors...

Professor John A Pickett CBE FRS

Professor John Pickett received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of his outstanding contribution to biological chemistry....

Dr Firoz A Rasul

Firoz Rasul received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of his contribution to education and business in...

Dame Mary Richardson DBE

Dame Mary Richardson received an honorary degree of Doctor of Education in recognition of her outstanding contribution to education....

Jeremy Ridgman MA PGCE FHEA

Jeremy Ridgman received a Fellowship in recognition of his service to the University of Hertfordshire....

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Professor William Webb received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of his contribution to wireless technology and...