Tiwa Savage is among the the ten people today who will be awarded honorary degrees at the University of Kent congregation ceremonies at Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals.

As mentioned by the establishment, Tiwa Savage “will be manufactured Physician of New music in recognition of her inspirational and international profession in music” on the 15th of July 2022 Canterbury.

Professor Dr. Funke Abimbola, MBE, a C-suite Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader, Health care executive, and Corporate Lawyer, will also be “made Health care provider of Regulations for her inspirational vocation as a senior solicitor and her extensive voluntary work as a mentor and campaigner” on the 14th of July in Canterbury.

The other honorary graduands are:

  • Kent alumnus and Emeritus Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah – Health care provider of Letters for his distinguished contribution to literature and his reflections and portrayal of the results of colonialism, the concept of the refugee’s disruption, and the human experiences of a cross-continental journey (Canterbury 11 July)
  • Dr Howard Leicester – Doctor of Science
  • Mark Thomas – Medical professional of Arts
  • Susan Wanless – Health practitioner of Songs
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley – Health care provider of the College
  • Mark Lane – Medical doctor of the College
  • Kent alumnus Kush Kanodia –  Doctor of Science
  • Professor Kevin Hylton – Physician of Science


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