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Alumni Honoured by Queen

We’re proud of each and every one of our students, alumni, and staff, so nothing pleases the University more than when one of our graduates is recognised for their achievements.

Five high-achievers from the University have been honoured by the Queen for a range of fabulous accomplishments.

Tanweer Ikram CBE

Honorary graduate and deputy senior district judge (chief magistrate) Tanweer was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to judicial diversity.

Tanweer, who was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Law from the University
of Wolverhampton in 2015, is responsible for 300 district judges (magistrates’ courts) and deputies across England and Wales.

Sandra Wallace CBE

Sandra Wallace has received a CBE award for services to law and social mobility.

Sandra’s career has included active roles for the advancement of socio-economic diversity such as interim co-chair of the UK Government’s Social Mobility Commission, the City of London’s co-chair of the socio-economic diversity taskforce, and Pro-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton.

Louise Rhodes MBE

Louise has been honoured with an MBE for services to education and the Deaf community.

Louise is a British Sign Language interpreter and has played a key role in making sure Deaf students at the University have the same level of education provision as other students.

Clare Dickens MBE

Clare has received an MBE for services to education and improving suicide awareness. Clare led the development of the award-winning Three Minutes to Save a Life programme, which aims to give people the confidence and understanding required to tackle issues surrounding suicide, self-harm, and emotional resilience.

Professor Mark O’Shea MBE

Professor Mark O’Shea was awarded an MBE at Windsor Castle for services to higher education, zoology, reptile conservation and snakebite research.

The award was made in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2020, but the investiture was delayed due to Covid-19. Mark received his award from the Princess Royal, Princess Anne on 30 November 2021.