UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND
Honorary fellowship: Stephanie Yearnshaw, commander of the South Tyneside Area, Northumbria police; William Dunlop, chief fire officer of Tyne and Wear Metropolitan Fire Brigade; Joan Harrison, chairman of the Amateur Swimming Association's education monitoring and development committee and chairman of the Northern Council for Sport and Recreation.
DBA: Peter Vardy, chairman of Reg Vardy plc; Mike Clasper, regional vice president of Proctor and Gamble Europe DLitt: James McFarlane, emeritus professor of European literature at the University of East Anglia and managing editor of Norvik Press.
LLD: George Russell, chairman of the Northern Development Company; Elspeth Howe, chairman of the BOC Foundation for the Environment and president of the UK committee of Unicef; Joe Mills, chairman of Priority Healthcare Wearside.
The title of honorary doctor of technology has been awarded to Andreas Patsalides, founder of the PA College in Larnaca, Cyprus.