Sheffield-born Dr Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, prepares to receive an honorary degree from the University of Sheffield in July 2017
Sheffield-born Dr Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, prepares to receive an honorary degree from the University of Sheffield in July 2017

Sheffield Hallam University graduation ceremony: famous city honorary graduates include Sean Bean, Jarvis Cocker, Jess Ennis-Hill

As Sheffield Hallam University students celebrate their graduation ceremonies at Ponds Forge International Sport Centre, we're looking at celebrities who got honorary degrees and doctorates.

Thursday, 4th November 2021, 10:36 am
Updated Thursday, 4th November 2021, 12:08 pm

Lots of the well-known faces honoured by Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield have local links or have contributed to the life of the city. Our pictures celebrate just a few of them.

Congratulations to all students at both universities who have completed their own courses in such tough times. We hope some of you are inspired to stay in the city!

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