2022 looks set to be a year of celebration at UEA, with the University planning to hold its first graduation ceremonies for three years.

As well as celebrating the achievements of our wonderful students, every graduation ceremony has an honorary graduate, rewarding an individual for outstanding accomplishments in their field or for notable contributions to their community.

Next year will be no exception and, in anticipation of UEA’s 2022 celebrations, throughout this week we’ll be announcing the honorary degree recipients joining us in July next year, some of the biggest and brightest names across a number of vocations.

Our honorary graduates for 2022 are:

Davies, Anthony (Tony) Michael Charles - Honorary Doctorate in Science (2022)

Anthony (Tony) Michael Charles Davies C.Chem, FRSC, is an internationally recognised expert on chemical analysis by near infrared spectroscopy and the owner of Norwich Near Infrared Consultancy...

Ahmed, Samira – Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law (2022)

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed presents the BBC’s flagship arts programme Front Row on Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC1. Her acclaimed BBC4 series Art of Persia was the first...

Hawkins, Paula - Honorary Doctorate in Letters (2022)

Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning to fiction in 2011. She has published seven novels, including three bestselling thrillers: The Girl on the Train, which is...

Laing, Sir Martin - Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law (2022)

Sir Martin Laing was educated at St Lawrence College, Ramsgate and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he studied Estate Management. Sir Martin retired as Chairman of John Laing plc in January...

Igwe, Ms Fiona Anita - Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law (2022)

Fiona Igwe is currently working as a Medical Officer in London. Fiona founded a non-profit on educating communities on life-saving skills internationally and in the UK. ‘Fiona’s Project’ was...

Whitley, Dr Timothy - Honorary Doctorate in Science (2022)

As managing director for applied research, Professor Tim Whitley is accountable for all of BT’s global research activities. He is also managing director for Adastral Park, HQ of BT’s global...

Klass, Myleene - Honorary Doctorate in Letters (2022)

Myleene Klass is an accomplished musician, broadcaster and businesswoman, who was born in Great Yarmouth and now lives in London with her blended family, partner Simon and their four children. ...

Skoyles, Dr Kathryn - Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law (2022)

Kathryn grew up in Norfolk and qualified as a solicitor in 1988. After several years as a partner of a London law firm Titmuss Sainer, she became General Counsel of an insurance group, taking early...

Thomas, Simon - Honorary Doctorate in Letters (2022)

From 1999-2005, Simon Thomas was a presenter on the iconic BBC show Blue Peter where he travelled to over 25 countries, skydived with the RAF Falcons and presented the Queen with a gold Blue Peter...
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