UNIVERSITY OF NORTH LONDON
DUniv: Eleazar Anyaoku, Commonwealth secretary general; Howard Brenton, dramatist; Anita Desai, author; Beryl Gilroy, for her contribution to education; Pauline Green, MEP for North London; Bohdan Krawchenko, director of the Institute of Public Administration and Local Government at Kiev; David Simon, chairman of BP.
MUniv: Ahsan Siddiqu, general manager, Federal Chemical and Ceramics Corporation, Karachi.
Fellow of the university: Helene Hayman, chairman of The Whittington Hospital; Sue Slipman, director of London TEC Council, former director of the National Council for One Parent Families.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA
Honorary doctorate: Jack Charlton, manager of the Republic of Ireland football team; Tony Blair, Labour leader; Yvonne Moores, chief nursing officer and director of nursing; Norman Cornish, artist.
MBA: Joe Mills, chairman of Priority Healthcare, Wearside.
Honorary fellowship: Henry Stapleton, dean of Carlisle Cathedral; Gilbert Peiffer, director of the Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Marseilles.
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
MA: Chrissie Maher, founder and director of the Plain English Campaign; Paula Thomas, international athlete; Denis Thorpe, press photographer; Alan Watson, agent for the Bank of England; Terry K. J. Hew, group director and chief executive of KDU, an HE college in Kuala Lumpur.
SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY
LLD: Michael Perry, chairman of Unilever and the Shakespeare Globe Trust; Roy Jenkins, former secretary of state for social services; Brian Hill, president, Higgs and Hill plc; Elspeth Howe, chairman, Broadcasting Standards Council, BOC Foundation for the Environment and Community; Brenda Dean, chair of the Independent Committee for Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information; Robert Reid, chairman of Sears plc; Michael Cassidy, chairman of the policy and research committee, City of London Corporation.