Suffolk: Olympic star, top children’s author and environmental campaigner among those to be honoured by University Campus Suffolk

A BRITISH tennis star and Olympian, author of the critically acclaimed novel War Horse and the co-founder of an international conservation charity are among those to be honoured by University Campus Suffolk.

The awards, which will be handed out during the graduation ceremonies this autumn, recognise the achievements of each individual within their field. They will be presented during ceremonies held across Suffolk and Great Yarmouth celebrating the successes of more than 2,000 students from UCS.

The honorary graduates include Michael Morpurgo, author of the critically acclaimed War Horse, Liz Calder, founding director of Bloomsbury Publishing, where she launched the hugely successful Harry Potter series, and Simon Barnes, chief sports writer for The Times. John Burton, co-founder of the non-profit environmental organisation World Land Trust, will also be recognised along with computer pioneer Dame Stephanie Shirley and David Lloyd Gledhill, chief executive of Hutchison Ports UK.

Honorary fellows will include Ipswich tennis star Elena Baltacha, former principal of Lowestoft College Gwen Parsons, Sarah Meelan, director of human resources at UCS from September 2006 until June this year, and Erica Tower, director of partnerships at the University of East Anglia.

The awards will be presented between September 29 and October 25.

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