BBC newsreader awarded honorary degree

BBC newsreader Emily Maitlis was among 12 esteemed recipients to receive an honorary degree at Sheffield

Emily is one of the main BBC news presenters. Along with Newsnight, she also presents bulletins on BBC One and rolling news coverage on the BBC News Channel. She recently worked alongside David Dimbleby to host election coverage specials and the Budget.

Born in Canada, Emily was raised in Sheffield and attended King Edward VII School. She went on to graduate from Queen’s College London before embarking on a career in journalism which has taken her all over the world reporting on breaking stories which have shaped history.

The former Bishop of Hallam, John Rawsthorne, received a Doctorate of Letters for his outstanding work for charity and the community.

Also receiving an honorary Doctorate of Letters was Dr Andy Cave, one of the most respected mountaineers in the world who has several formidable first ascents to his credit. He is also a successful author, international mountain guide, academic lecturer and motivational speaker and business coach.

Sir Roger Bone was awarded the degree of Doctor of Engineering.

Sir Roger (above) was appointed President of Boeing UK in September 2005 and during his nine years with the company strengthened Boeing’s relationships with suppliers, partners, universities, customers and other stakeholders. 

During this time Boeing worked in collaboration with Sheffield University’s pioneering Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop advanced manufacturing technologies that will help reduce the time and cost of producing aerospace products while improving their quality and performance.

The eight fellow graduates receiving honorary degrees were Professor Pallab Bhattacharya, Professor David Hey, Professor Huang Wei, Professor Colin Lawson, Richard Carwardine, Roderick Smith, Rosie Valerio, and Simon Wessely.  

Emily Maitlis image courtesy of BBC. 

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