Honorary Graduates and University Medallists

At Loughborough, we have a tradition of recognising exceptional individuals from within and outside the University.

Honorary Graduates

Mrs Tushara Dilanie CanekeratneLoughborough University bestows honorary degrees on individuals who have made a significant contribution to fields the University has close links with. This could be sport, engineering, social policy, or one of the other academic or industrial areas in which Loughborough is a leading institution.

University Medal

Mr David Chapman

The Loughborough University medal is granted to members of the University who have made a distinctive and long-running contribution to the University. University medallists have championed the values of the University throughout long careers and consistently performed above-and-beyond the call of their duties.

Recent Honorary Graduates and University Medallists

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2019

Loughborough

Tuesday 16 July 2019 at 10.30 am
  • Bessie Chelemu - DUniv - Director of Sport in Ministry of Youth and Sport Development, Zambia
Tuesday 16 July 2019 at 3.00 pm
  • Fiona McLaughlin - University Medal - School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 10.30 am
  • Danny Kerry - DUniv -  Head Coach (Men) Great Britain and England Hockey
Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 3.00 pm
  • Martha Wörsching - University Medal - School of Social Sciences
Thursday 18 July 2019 at 10.30 am
  • David Roche - University Medal -  School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Thursday 18 July 2019 at 3.00 pm
  • Barry Eccleston OBE - DEng - Retired CEO and President of Airbus Americas
Friday 19 July 2019 at 10.30 am
  • Matt Gotrel - DUniv - Olympic Gold Medallist (Rowing), Team GB
Friday 19 July 2019 at 3.00pm
  • Christine Hodgson - DUniv - Chair of Capgemini UK PLC

 

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2018

Loughborough

 

Monday 17 December 2018 at 10.30 am
  • Ann Styles - University Medal
Monday 17 December 2018 at 1.45pm
  • Giselle Ansley MBE, Dr Hannah Macleod MBE, Madeleine Hinch MBE, Nicola White MBE - DUniv - Olympic Gold medallists (Womens Hockey, Team GB)
Monday 17 December 2018 at 4.30 pm
  • Kuldeep Sahnsi - University Medal

 

Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 10.30 am
  • Mark Gane - University Medal
Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 3.00 pm
  • Melanie Marshall - DUniv - National Centre Lead Coach - British Swimming Federation (Loughborough Alumni)
Wednesday 18 July 2018 at 10.30 am
  • Jim Murphy - DUniv - Former Lay Member of Council 
Wednesday 18 July 2018 at 3.00 pm
  • Dan Greaves - DUniv - Paralympic Gold Medallist (Discus), Team GB (Loughborough Alumni)
Thursday 19 July 2018 at 10.30 am
  • Debbie Price - University Medal
Thursday 19 July 2018 at 3.00 pm
  • David Kerr - University Medal
Friday 20 July 2018 at 10.30 am
  • Liam Heath - DUniv - Olympic Gold Medallist (200m individual Kayak canoe sprint), Team GB (Loughborough Alumni)

 

London

Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 2.30 pm
  • Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham OM, KBE, PC, FRS - DSci - Professor of Surgery, Imperial College London

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2017

Loughborough

Monday 19 December 2017 at 10.30 am
  • Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock - DSc - Space Scientist and Founder of Science Innovation Ltd
Monday 19 December 2017 at 1.45 pm
  • Tim Garfield - University Medal
Monday 19 December 2017 at 4.30 pm
  • Sue Johnson - University Medal
Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 3pm
  • Mr Doug Scott CBE - DUniv - Operations Director, Community Action Nepal
Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 10:30am
  • David Chapman - University Medal
Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 3pm
  • Mrs Penny Briscoe OBE - DUniv - Director of Sport, British Paralympic Association
Thursday 20 July 2017 at 3pm
  • Mr Oreoluwa Oduba - DUniv - TV and radio broadcaster and presenter
Friday 21 July 2017 at 10:30am
  • Sir Terry Morgan - DTech - Chairman, Crossrail
Friday 21 July 2017 at 3pm
  • Mr Kito de Boer - DUniv - Head of Mission, Office of the Quartet

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2016

Loughborough

Monday 19 December 2016 at 10.30 am
  • Jagpal Singh  - University Medal
Monday 19 December 2016 at 1.45 pm
  • Frances Seller - Unversity Medal 
Monday 19 December 2016 at 4.30 pm
  • Gifty Edila - DUniv - Former Corporate Director of Legal, HR and Regulatory Services with London Borough of Hackney    

London

Thursday 15 December 2016 at 11.00 am
  • Dr Paul Brickell - DUniv - Executive Director of Regeneration and Community Partnerships at London Legacy Development Corporation

Loughborough

Tuesday 12 July 2016 at 10.30 am
  • Professor David Delpy - DSc - Former Chief Executive of EPSRC and former Vice-Provost for Research, UCL
Tuesday 12 July 2016 at 3.00 pm
  • Daniel Mansfield - DSc - Former Research Manager at Taylor Hobson Limited
Wednesday 13 July 2016 at 10.30 am
  • Professor David Llewellyn - DUniv - Emeritus Professor of Money and Banking, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University 
Wednesday 13 July 2016 at 3.00 pm
  • Richard Thornley - DTech - Managing Director, Bell Helicopter Company Ltd. Japan
Thursday 14 July 2016 at 10.30 am
  • Tony Pixton - DTech - Former Director of Ford Motor Company, Volvo Car Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation 
Thursday 14 July 2016 at 3.00 pm
  • Professor Dame Ann Dowling - DTech - President of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Friday 15 July 2016 at 10.30 am
  • Professor Sergei Novikov - DSc
Friday 15 July 2016 at 3.00 pm
  • Professor Ghassan F Aouad - DTech - President of Applied Science University, Bahrain and Past President of the Chartered Institute of Building

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2015

Loughborough

Monday 14 December 2015 at 10.30 am
  • Carole Burgess - University Medal
Monday 14 December 2015 at 1.45 pm
  • Air Marshal Paul Evans - DSc - Surgeon General, British Armed Forces
Monday 14  December 2015 at 4.30 pm
  • Professor Sergei Novikov - DSc - Member of Russian and US National Academies of Sciences, Distinguished University Professor, Maryland, USA
Tuesday 14 July 2015 at 10.30 am
  • Pam Taylor - University Medal
Tuesday 14 July 2015 at 3.00 pm
  • Professor Clyde Williams - DSc
  • Jane Turner - University Medal
Wednesday 15 July 2015 at 10.30 am
  • Baroness Ruth Lister - DLitt
  • Bryan Dennis - University Medal
Wednesday 15 July 2015 at 3.00 pm
  • Rob Smedley - DTech
Thursday 16 July 2015 at 10.30 am
  • Tushara Canekeratne - DUniv
  • Peter Allison - University Medal
Thursday 16 July 2015 at 3.00 pm
  • Captain J Desmond Penrose - DTech
Friday 17 July 2015 at 10.30 am
  • Neil Oatley  - DTech
Friday 17 July 2015 at 3.00 pm
  • Chris Miller - DTech

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2014

Loughborough

Monday 15 December 2014 at 10.30 am
  • Dame Sally Davies  - DSci - Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Fidelma Hannah - University Medal - Director of Planning
Monday 15 December 2014 at 1.45 pm
  • Simon Denyer - DUniv - (Joint) Chief Executive Officer, Perform Group
Tuesday 15 July 2014 at 10.30 am
  • Anthony and Richard Joseph - DTech - Creative Director/Managing Director and Founders of Joseph Joseph Ltd

Tuesday 15 July 2014 at 3.00 pm
  • Nick Smither  - DUniv- Group Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, Ford Motor Company
  • Steve Hughes - University Medal - Management Accountant - Financial Shared Services
Wednesday 16 July 2014 at 10.30 am
  • David Collier - DUniv - Chief Executive, England and Wales Cricket Board and Chairman International Hockey Rules Board
Wednesday 16 July 2014 at 3.00 pm
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE ADC - DTech- Vice-Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence
  • Ian Stopps CBE - DTech - Chairman, Raytheon UK
Thursday 17 July 2014 at 10.30 am
  • Terry Neale - University Medal - Electronics Technician, Chemical Engineering
  • Goff Tearle - University Medal - Senior Technical Tutor, Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Thursday 17 July 2014 at 3.00 pm
  • Alan Woods - DUniv- Former Treasurer of Loughborough University
Friday 18 July 2014 at 10.30 am
  • Ian Drake  - DUniv - Chief Executive Officer, British Cycling
Friday 18 July 2014 at 3.00 pm
  • Tan Sri Dr Ir Gan Thian Leong - DTech - Group Managing Director, Brunsfield International Group
  • Dr Peter Bonfield - DSci- Chief Executive, BRE Group

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2013

Loughborough

Monday 16 December 2013 at 10.30 am
  • Ms Jude Kelly OBE - DLitt - Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, London
Monday 16 December 2013 at 1.45 pm
  • Professor Richard Parker - DTech - Director of Research and Technology, Rolls Royce
Monday 16 December 2013 at 4.30 pm
  • Colin Morgan  - University Medal - Project Manager, Facilities Management
Tuesday 16 July 2013 at 11.00 am
  • Professor Neil Halliwell - DSc - Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University

  • Dr Clive Hickman - DTech - Chief Executive of The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd and Chair of the Midlands Energy Consortium (MEC) 
Tuesday 16 July 2013 at 3.00 pm
  • Professor Weicheng Fan  - DTech - Director of Institute of Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University 
Wednesday 17 July 2013 at 11.00 am
  • Sir Charlie Mayfield - DUniv - Chairman The John Lewis Partnership
  • Professor Shirley Pearce - DUniv - Former Vice-Chancellor of the University
  • Jon Walker - University Medal - Director of Enterprise Development
Wednesday 17 July 2013 at 3.00 pm
  • Adrian Moorhouse MBE - DUniv - Chief Executive Lane4, Official Team GB 2012 Ambassador, Sports Commentator for the BBC
Thursday 18 July 2013 at 11.00 am
  • Jo Corlett - University Medal - Operations Manager (School of Science)
Thursday 18 July 2013 at 3.00 pm
  • Professor Michael Withers - DTech - Former Mananging Director and Chief Executive Officer ERA Technology Ltd, Visiting Professor of Loughborough University
  • Professor Ivor Smith - University Medal - Professor of Electrical Power Engineering
Friday 19 July 2013 at 11.00 am
Friday 19 July 2013 at 3.00 pm

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2012

Loughborough

Monday 17 December 2012 at 10.30 am
  • Michael Spencer - DUniv - Chief Executive ICAP plc
Monday 17 December 2012 at 4.30 pm
  • Herbert Hainer - DUniv - CEO, adidas AG
  • Dr Jill Vincent - DUniv - Former Assistant Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy and former Mayor of Charnwood (2010/2011)
Thursday 13 September 2012 at 11.00 am
  • Joy Spence - DSc - Master Blender, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum

  • Kathy White - University Medal - School Administrator, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Thursday 13 September 2012 at 3.00 pm
  • Mr Mihir Bose - DLitt - Broadcaster and Writer
Friday 14 September 2012 at 11.00 am
  • Professor Julietta Patnick - DSc - Director of the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes
  • Peter Keen CBE - DUniv - Performance Special Adviser, UK Sport
Friday 14 September 2012 at 3.00 pm
  • Matt Hampson - DUniv - Founder of the Matt Hampson Foundation
  • Dr the Honourable David Saul - DUniv - Director of Fidelity Investments and Former Prime Minister of Bermuda
Monday 17 September 2012 at 11.00 am
Monday 17 September 2012 at 3.00 pm
  • Sebastian Conran - DTech - Director, Sebastian Conran Associates
  • Professor Alvin Nienow - DSc - Emeritus Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham; Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University
Tuesday 18 September 2012 at 11.00
  • Trevor Fletcher - DTech - Managing Director and CEO of the Hardstaff Group
Tuesday 18 September 2012 at 3.00 pm
  • Professor Richard Sennett - DLitt - Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics
  • Maureen McKenzie - University Medal - Executive Officer, Department of Physics

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2011

Loughborough

Monday 19 December 2011 at 10.30 am
  • Dame Lynne (Janie) Brindley - DLitt - Chief Executive, The British Library
Monday 19 December 2011 at 1.45 pm
  • Ms Joanna Motion - DUniv - Partner, More Partnership. 
    Former Vice-President International Operations, Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Professor Freddy Boey - DTech - Provost at Nanyang Technological University
Monday 19 December 2011 at 4.30 pm
  • Chris Simpkins - DUniv - Director General of the British Legion
Thursday 21 July 2011 at 11.00 am
  • Maureen Duffy - DLitt - President of the British Copyright Council, and a Fellow of King's College London, Vice President of the Royal Society of Literature

Thursday 21 July 2011 at 3.00 pm
  • Mrs Bron Horton - University Medal - Room Bookings, Facilities Management
Friday 22 July 2011 at 11.00 am
  • Jesus Manuel Fontenla-Novoa - DUniv - CEO Thomas Cook Group
  • Peter Andrew Cruddas - DUniv - Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive CMC Markets
Friday 22 July 2011 at 3.00 pm
  • Dame Fiona Reynolds - DSc - Director-General, The National Trust
  • Professor Lord Robert Winston - DSc - Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London
Monday 25 July 2011 at 11.00 am
  • Tana Utley - DTech - Chief Technology Officer, Caterpillar Inc
  • Mr Malcolm Brown - University Medal - Director of imago Services and Chief Executive of imago at Loughborough Limited
Monday 25 July 2011 at 3.00 pm
  • Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin Bin Haji Umar- DTech - Minister of Energy, Brunei Darussalam
  • Professor Ghauth Jasmon - DTech - Vice-Chancellor, University of Malaya
Tuesday 26 July 2011 at 11.00
  • Jonathan Philip Agnew - DLitt - English cricket broadcaster and former professional cricketer
Tuesday 26 July 2011 at 3.00 pm
  • Professor Shige Peng - DSc - Professor of Mathematics, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of Mathematics Institute and Dean of School of Economics at Shandong University.

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2010

Loughborough

Monday 20 December 2010 at 10.30am
  • Tana Utley - Dtech - Chief Technology Officer, Caterpillar Inc
  • Sandra Moody - University Medal - Cleaning Supervisor, Facilities Management
Monday 20 December 2010 at 1.45pm
  • President Yu Lizhong - DSc - President of East China Normal University
Monday 20 December 2010 at 4.30pm
  • Sir Robin Gill KCVO - DLitt - Founder Chairman of The Royal Anniversary Trust
Thursday 15 July 2010 at 10.30 am
  • Professor Sir William Wakeham - DSc -Former Vice-Chancellor of University of Southampton, Chair of SEPnet, International Secretary Royal Academy of Engineering
    and Chair of Exeter Science Park
Thursday 15 July 2010 at 3.30 pm
  • Dr Rajendra Pachauri - DSc - Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute, 
    Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director, Yale Climate and Energy Institute
  • Mr Colin Smith - DTech - Director of Engineering and Technology, Rolls-Royce Group Plc.
Friday 16 July 2010 at 10.30 am
  • Ben Goldacre - DSc - Doctor and Journalist
  • Professor Margaret Brown - DSc - Professor of Mathematics Education
Friday 16 July 2010 at 3.00 pm
  • Chris Barrie - DTech - Actor and TV Presenter
Monday 19 July 2010 at 10.30
  • Steve Coneron - DUniv - Retired Headteacher of Limehurst High School
  • Luol Deng - DUniv - Professional Basketball player with Chicago Bulls
Monday 19 July 2010 at 3.00 pm
  • Sir David Jones - DUniv - Former Chairman of Next Plc
  • Mr Robert Bowyer - University Medal - Senior Assistant Registrar
Tuesday 20 July 2010 at 10.30 am
  • Professor Dr der Soz Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri - DSc - President, University of Indonesia
  • Sir Christopher Frayling - DLitt - Former Chair of the Arts Council, England
Tuesday 20 July 2010 at 3.00 pm
  • Eileen Claussen- DSc - President of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and Strategies for the Global Environment
  • Dennis Ball - University Medal - Small Works Manager, Facilities Management

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2009

Loughborough

Monday 14 December 2009 at 10.30 am
  • Professor Roy Jones - DTech - Professor of Sports Technology, Loughborough University
  • Dr Michel Virlogeux - DTech - Leading French Structural Engineer
Monday 14 December 2009 at 1.45 pm
  • Mr Ivaylo Kalfin - DLitt - Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria
  • Mr David Miller - University Medal - Maintenance Manager, Facilities Management
Monday 14 December 2009 at 4.30 pm
  • Mr Charles Morgan - DTech - Managing Director and Co-owner of the Morgan Motor Company
Tuesday 15 December 2009 at 11.00 am
  • Mr David Jinks - DTech - Classroom Practitioner, lecturer and adviser to the Government
Thursday 16 July 2009 at 10.30 am
  • Professor Dame Julia Stretton Higgins - DSc - Professor of Polymer Science, Imperial College London
  • Alan WoodDTech - Chairman of Siemens UK
Thursday 16 July 2009 at 3.00 pm
  • Jennifer, Lady Gretton JP LLD DUniv - Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire
Friday 17 July 2009 at 10.30 am
  • Professor Christine Hallett - DLitt - Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Stirling
  • Sir Jonathon Porritt - DSc - Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission
Friday 17 July 2009 at 3.00 pm
  • Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell - DSc - Visiting Professor in Astrophysics, University of Oxford
  • Dr David Green - University Medal - Visiting Fellow and Project Officer in the Mathematics Education Centre
Saturday 18 July 2009 at 10.00 am
  • Mr John Disley CBE - DUniv - Bronze Medallist in the Steeplechase at the Helsinki Olympic Games and joint founder of the London Marathon
Saturday 18 July 2009 at 2.00 pm
  • Mr Len Almond - DUniv - Foundation Director/Senior Advisor to the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health
Monday 20 July 2009 at 10.30am
  • Hope Powell - DUniv - The Football Association National Women's Football Team Coach
  • Professor Arne Ljungqvist - DSc - IOC Member, Chairman of IOC Medical Commission and Vice President of WADA
Monday 20 July 2009 at 3.00 pm
  • Sameer Kamal Al Ansari - DLitt - Founding Executive Chairman and CEO of Dubai International Capital
Tuesday 21 July 2009 at 10.30 am
  • Freda Hussain MBE, DL - DLitt - Principal of Moat Community College, Leicester 1991-2006, High Sheriff of Leicestershire 2004-05, Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire
  • Mr Luigi Saccheta - University Medal - Van Driver, Refresh, imago Services
Tuesday 21 July 2009 at 3.00 pm
  • Barry Hines - DLitt - Writer

Beijing, China

Sunday 30 August 2009
  • President Gu Binglin - DSc - President of Tsinghua University

Singapore

Sunday 6 September 2009
  • Professor Tan Chorh Chuan - DSc - President of National University of Singapore
  • Mr Choo Thram Siew - DLitt - President of Nanyang Academy of Fine Art

Honorary Graduates and University Medallists 2008

Loughborough

Monday 15 December 2008 at 10.30 am
  • Professor David Hughes - DTech - Managing Director, The Business Innovation Group LLP
  • Roy Hill - DUniv - Former Director of Estates Services
Monday 15 December 2008 at 2.30 pm
  • Richard Pound - DLitt - Founding Chairman, World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Professor Phil Roberts - DTech - Former Deputy Vice Chancellor
Thursday 17 July 2008 at 10.30 am
  • Fawaz Alhokair - DUniv - Chairman, Fawaz Al-Hokair Group
  • Professor Wendy Hall - DSc - Professor of Computer Science and Former Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
  • Michael Pearson - DUniv - Former University Bursar
Thursday 17 July 2008 at 3.00 pm
  • Professor C.C. Chan DTech - President of the Electrical Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering UK
  • Professor Celia Hoyles DSc - Professor of Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, University of London
Friday 18 July 2008 at 10.30 am
  • Gerald Davies - DLitt - Sports Journalist and 2009 British and Irish Lions Tour Manager
  • Howard Jones - University Medal - Senior Assistant Registrar, Admissions Office
Friday 18 July 2008 at 3.00 pm
  • Richard Foreman - DLitt - Author and Playwright
  • Mr Peter Haslehurst - DSc - Member of the University Council
  • Ian Storey - DLitt - Opera Singer
Monday 21 July 2008 at 10.30am
  • George Gandy - DUniv - Former Director of Athletics
  • Dato Peter Velappan - DUniv - General Secretary of the Asian Football Federation
Monday 21 July 2008 at 3.00 pm
  • Farid Khamis - DUniv - Chairman and Chief Executive of Oriental Weavers. Main sponsor and Chairman of Board and Trustees British University of Egypt
  • Sir Derek Plumbly - DUniv - Former UK Ambassador to Egypt
Tuesday 22 July 2008 at 10.30 am
  • Mr Harry and Mrs Gail Moore - DUniv - Founders of the Rainbows Hospice
  • Terry Brookes - University Medal - Head Chef, Towers Hall

Singapore

Sunday 31 August 2008
  • Chuan Poh Lim - DSc - Chairman, A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)