Honorary graduates 2018

This year, the University will honour some of its alumni, notable individuals from the South West area and key figures who have made a significant contribution within their field and to society, nationally and internationally. Read our news story Former Home Secretary, legendary journalist and record-breaking female sailor among University of Exeter honorary graduates.

» Ruth Hunt

Ruth Hunt, CEO, Stonewall, was honoured in recognition of her outstanding contribution to equality and diversity.

» Professor Sir John Savill, FRSE FMedSci FRS

Professor Sir John Savill, FRSE FMedSci FRS, was honoured for his outstanding achievements in the field of medicine.

» Professor Natasha Trethewey

Professor Natasha Trethewey, Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014), was honoured for her outstanding achievements in the field of poetry.

» Ms Laura Penhaul

Ms Laura Penhaul, leader of the first all-female crew to row across the Pacific Ocean, was honoured for her outstanding achievements in the field of sport.

» Dr Andrew Garrad CBE

Dr Andrew Garrad CBE, co-founder of Garrad Hassan Group, was honoured for his outstanding achievements in the field of engineering.

» Watch the ceremonies

Watch a webcast of our 2018 Summer Graduation Ceremonies.