Summer Graduations 2019
Honorary Graduate – Sam Heughan
Award-winning Scots actor Sam Heughan – best-known for playing the lead role in hit television show Outlander – has spoken of his delight after receiving an honorary degree from the University of Stirling.
Honorary Graduate – Professor John Dawson
Professor John Dawson, an Emeritus Professor of the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh, received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the establishment and pursuit of retail research in the UK and internationally.
Honorary Graduate - Pete Cheema OBE
Pete Cheema, Chief Executive of the Scottish Grocers Federation, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the convenience store sector in Scotland.
Honorary Graduate – Lilian Thuram
Lilian Thuram – France’s most-capped footballer and a World Cup winner – says he is “deeply honoured” to receive an honorary degree from the University of Stirling.
Honorary Graduate – Alison Brittain CBE
CEO of Whitbread plc, Alison Brittain CBE is one of the UK’s pre-eminent business leaders and influencers. Mrs Brittain received an honorary degree from the University of Stirling for her outstanding contribution to business and leadership.
Honorary Graduate – Hamish Hamilton
A double-BAFTA award winning director, Hamish Hamilton has produced and directed many of the biggest live shows on the planet – including the Oscars, MTV Video Music Awards, and the Super Bowl Halftime Show – and critically acclaimed content and events for a host of major international recording artists.
Honorary Graduate – David Strang
Mr Strang became a Doctor of the University. He is recognised for his outstanding contribution, as HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland, to ensuring due process, quality and integrity of public services, and for championing the rights and wellbeing of vulnerable people in prison.
Honorary Graduate – Martin Valenti
Working in a variety of environmental roles for almost 30 years, Mr Valenti is Strategic Director for the Scottish Land Commission, on secondment from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). He was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the protection of the environment through these various roles, and as a founding member and Vice-Chair of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group.
Honorary Graduate – Eve Muirhead
The degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Friday 2 November 2018 in recognition of Eve
Honorary Graduate – Patrick McGrath
Patrick McGrath received the award of Doctor of the University in recognition of his outstanding support of academic research through the donation of his literary papers to the University of Stirling archives.
Honorary Graduate – Mark Daly
Multi-award winning BBC journalist Mark Daly received the award of Doctor of the University, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to investigative journalism.
Honorary Graduate – Dame Anne McGuire
The Right Honourable Dame Anne McGuire, became a Doctor of the University, in recognition of her public service to the people of Stirling and to people with disabilities.