Published On: Thu, Jul 10th, 2014 on 1:27 pm

Leeds Metropolitan University reveals honorary doctorates of 2014

Imam Qari Asim MBE Honours

Imam Qari Asim MBE will receive his honorary award on 22 July

Leeds Metropolitan University has revealed the individuals who will be recognised for their significant contribution to their field and to serve as an inspiration to students and graduates.

Those receiving honorary degrees from the university later this month will include former Judge of the High Court of South Africa Professor Mervyn King, award-winning artist Charlotte Harris, and historian Kevin Grady for his work at the Leeds Civic Trust.

Others will include film director Mark Herman, CEO of Halifax’s National Children’s Museum, Eureka! Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Leeds United legend Eddie Gray MBE, British road-racing legend Sid Barras, as well as Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden from BRIT award-winning group Rudimental.

Community leaders and professionals being honoured will also include Hanif Malik, founder of the Hamara Healthy Living Centre, the largest ethnic minority organisation in the voluntary and community sector in Leeds, chairman Harbans Singh Sagoo of the Leeds Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ), and Imam Qari Asim MBE of Leeds Makkah Mosque.

Vice Chancellor at Leeds Metropolitan University, Professor Susan Price, said: “We are delighted to recognise such a wide variety of individuals who have made a significant contribution to their field and are each an inspiration to our students and graduates.

“This summer’s awards are varied, with key people from a range of backgrounds including business, arts, law, sport and the music and entertainment industry. We are very much looking forward to welcoming them to our Headingley Campus to celebrate with us as we recognise the achievements of our graduating students.”

The full list of honorary degree recipients:

Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Hon Doctorate of Education
Mark Ridgway OBE, Hon Doctorate of Technology
Edwin (Eddie) Gray, Hon Doctorate of Sport Science
Sid Barras, Hon Doctorate of Sport Science
Stuart Blackburn, Hon Doctorate of Literature
Charlotte Harris, Hon Doctorate of Arts
Kevin Grady, Hon Doctorate of Arts
Mark Herman, Hon Doctorate of Arts
Piers Aggett, Hon Masters of Music
Kesi Dryden, Hon Masters of Music
Fiona Pelham, Hon Doctorate of Business Administration
Noviendi Makalam, Hon Doctorate of Business Administration
Nigel McClea, Hon Doctorate of Business Administration
Judge Mervyn King, Hon Doctorate of Laws
Qari Asim, Hon Doctorate of Laws
Harbans Singh Sagoo, Hon Doctorate of the University
Hanif Malik, Hon Doctorate of the University

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  1. Linzi says:

    Rudimental members studied where I go to and I never knew? Asif! <3

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