Honorary Awards

Swansea University Honorary Awards

An Honorary Award is one of higher education's most significant accolades. Each year, following very careful consideration, Swansea University confers Honorary Awards on individuals in recognition of outstanding achievement to the University or the region. The recipients of this year’s Awards are drawn from a range of fields including entertainment, sport and commerce. 

Max Boyce

Legendary Welsh comedian, singer and entertainer, Max Boyce, received an Honorary Master’s Degree from Swansea University on Monday 18 July.

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Alan Curtis

Swansea University has conferred an Honorary Degree on Swansea City Football Club legend Alan Curtis. 

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Jason Mohammad

Swansea University has conferred an Honorary Degree on Welsh radio and television presenter Jason Mohammad. 

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Dr Suzannah Lishman

Swansea University has awarded an honorary degree to “the public face of pathology” Dr Suzannah Lishman.  

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Lord John Browne

Swansea University has awarded an honorary degree to The Lord John Browne of Madingley, an industry leader and pioneer of the use of sustainable energy.  

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Alan Cox

Swansea University has awarded an honorary degree to world class computer programmer Alan Cox, who rewrote the networking software for a version of the Linux operating system which is used by computers to manage NASA’s international space station; CERN’s Large Hadron Collider; Amazon and eBay.

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Professor Laura McAllister

Swansea University has awarded an honorary degree to academic, politician and footballer, Professor Laura McAllister.

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Datuk Seri Jebasingam Issace John

Swansea University has awarded an honorary degree to esteemed alumnus of Swansea University and CEO of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council, Datuk Seri Jebasingam Issace John.  

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Elin Rhys

Swansea University has conferred an honorary degree on Elin Rhys, Swansea alumna and founder of Swansea-based leading multimedia production company Telesgop.

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