SOUTHAMPTON INSTITUTE DBA: Jeffrey Sterling, executive chairman of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
DDes: Gert Dumbar, chief executive of Studio Dumbar, former head of the graphic design department of the Royal College of Art.
DLitt: Miles Blackwell, chairman of Blackwell Limited.
MA: Robert Baker, chairman of Newtown and Nichols Town Community Action Forum, leader for The Challenge Project.
MBA: Kevin Bright, senior vice-president of the National Association of Scaffolding Contractors.
UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON DLitt: Sue Lawley, broadcaster and journalist.
DSc: Arpad Balogh, biologist and deputy president of Gyorgy Bessenyei College, Hungary.
DTech: Terence Beckett, ex-director general of the Confederation of British Industry.
Honorary fellowships: John Paddison, sculptor and teacher; Roy Kitchen, sculptor and educationist.
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