Posted on Friday 15th July 2011
Manchester United’s Chief Executive and the BBC Director of Sport are amongst our illustrious sporting alumni who have received honorary doctorates from the University of Birmingham, in the summer graduation ceremonies.
Honorary sporting alumni graduates are as follows:
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Barbara Slater - Doctor of the University
Barbara Slater is BBC Director of Sport and is responsible for coverage of the London Olympic Games in 2012. In 2010 she oversaw coverage of the Winter Olympics, World Cup, F1 and Crown Jewel events such as Six Nations Rugby, the Grand National and Wimbledon and, has also competed as an international gymnast for Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976. She was awarded the Sporting Achievement Award at the 2010 University of Birmingham Sports Awards.
Thursday 14 July
David Gill - Doctor of the University
David Gill is Chief Executive of Manchester United FC. As Chief Executive he oversees the business as a whole, with football and management staff reporting directly to him. David is also a member of the board of the Football Association, the European Club Association and UEFA.
Tuesday 19 July
Mr Terence Bramall - Doctor of the University
Terence Bramall is Director of Doncaster Rovers FC and Trustee of the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation. He was Chief Executive of market-leader Keepmoat PLC which provides new and improved homes across the UK. He was also Vice Chairman of the Dearne Valley Partnership and in 2004 was awarded the National Masters Entrepreneur of the Year.