UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND LLD: Sheila McKechnie, director of Shelter, chief executive of the Consumers' Association.
MA: Bill Frain in recognition of his contribution to the development of education for nurses and healthcare professionals in the West of England.
MTech: Alec Ewens, chairman of the Bristol Intiative Charitable Trust and Bristol Chamber of Commerce board director.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND
Honorary doctorates have been presented to: Patrick le Quement, senior vice president (quality and corporate design) of Renault.
Birmingham Conservatoire: Janet Ritterman, director of the Royal College of Music.
DUniv: Elizabeth Hall (below), medical director of the St Helena Hospice, Colchester; Sigmund Sternberg, founder of the Sternberg Centre for Judaism, London; Ron Johnston, professor of geography at the University of Bristol and former vice chancellor of the University of Essex.