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Honorary Awards 2022

Collage of headshots of honorees 2022 in black and white
UAL Honorees 2022

British fashion designer Kim Jones OBE, former BBC Arts Culture and Entertainment correspondent, Brenda Emmanus, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and musician and activist M.I.A. are among 15 world-leading creative figures to be given honorary awards by University of the Arts London this year.

They will be recognised for their outstanding contributions to the creative industries at UAL Graduation Ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall from 8 - 15 July 2022.

The ceremonies will be streamed live via our virtual graduation hub and live-tweeted under the hashtag #UALGrads.

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The full list of Honoraries for 2022

  • Black and white portrait of UAL honoree Amanda Berry
    UAL Honoree Amanda Berry
    Amanda Berry OBE

    Amanda Berry, OBE, is the CEO of the Royal Foundation, having spent 24 years as the charismatic, nimble and forward-thinking CEO of BAFTA.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL honoree Anab Jain
    UAL Honoree Anab Jain
    Anab Jain

    Anab Jain is the co-founder of Superflux, a boundary-defying, award-winning design and experiential futures company. Her work addresses climate, algorithmic autonomy and more-than-human politics, rethinking design in our climate-altered world.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree Anna Maria Maiolino
    UAL Honoree Anna Maria Maiolino
    Anna Maria Maiolino

    Anna Maria Maiolino is one of the most influential artists working in Brazil today. Her art is concerned with creative and destructive processes, working across a wide range of disciplines and media.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL honoree Brenda Emmanus
    UAL Honoree Brenda Emmanus
    Brenda Emmanus OBE

    Brenda Emmanus OBE is a former Arts, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent at the BBC. She has had a long and consistent career in the UK television industry.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree Florence Welch
    UAL Honoree Florence Welch
    Florence Welch

    Florence Welch is an English singer, producer, lyricist and poet. She is the lead vocalist and songwriter of the band Florence + The Machine.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree Glen Matlock
    UAL Honoree Glen Matlock
    Glen Matlock

    Glen Matlock is a musician, singer and songwriter. He is a founding member of the Sex Pistols and the global punk movement, starting his artistic career at Central Saint Martins. 

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree Humberto Campanpa
    UAL Honoree Humberto Campana
    Humberto Campana

    Humberto Campana co-founded Estúdio Campana and Instituto Campana with his brother Fernando. Strongly rooted in Brazilian culture, they bring a whimsical, salvage and hand-crafted approach, reimagining design through the transformation of materials and its role in society.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree Iris van Herpen
    UAL Honoree Iris van Herpen
    Iris van Herpen

    Iris van Herpen is an award-winning Dutch haute couturier and a pioneer in using 3D-printing as a garment construction technique.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree Keng Sen Ong
    UAL Honoree Keng Sen Ong
    Keng Sen Ong

    Keng Sen Ong is a Singaporean director-curator and Artistic Director of TheatreWorks, where he realised most of his ideas.

  • Black and white portrait UAL Honoree Kim Jones
    UAL Honoree Kim Jones
    Kim Jones OBE

    British fashion designer Kim Jones OBE is the Artistic Director for Dior Men’s and Fendi Womenswear and Couture.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honorary Melanie Keen
    UAL Honorary Melanie Keen
    Melanie Keen

    Melanie Keen is the visionary Director of Wellcome Collection, where she reshapes our thinking around racism and ableism in relation to health, science, life and art. Her career began as a researcher in the 1990s at Chelsea College of Arts.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree M.I.A.
    UAL Honoree M.I.A.
    M.I.A.

    M.I.A. is a musician and activist, who studied fine art, film and video at Central Saint Martins. She now writes and directs her vibrant, genre-crossing political pop.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree Natalie Brett
    UAL Honoree Natalie Brett
    Natalie Brett

    Natalie Brett recently retired as Head of London College of Communication and UAL Pro-Vice Chancellor (International).

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree Rupert Sanderson
    UAL Honoree Rupert Sanderson
    Rupert Sanderson

    Rupert Sanderson is an award-winning British designer, and London College of Fashion graduate, who combines Italian craft tradition with elegant design.

  • Black and white portrait of UAL Honoree Shahidul Alam
    UAL Honoree Shahidul Alam
    Shahidul Alam

    Dr Shahidul Alam is world-renowned photographer, journalist, teacher, curator and human rights activist from Dhaka, Bangladesh.