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New Year’s Honours for Warwick community

Congratulations to the Queen’s New Year’s Honours recipients from our Warwick community.

Alumnus Councillor David Skinner (MA International Studies, 1993-1995) was awarded an MBE for his services to the community in Coventry. David is a Coventry City Councillor and has been a long-term friend to the University, offering support to students and staff who live in his Westwood Ward.

Warwick Medical School PhD student Liz Corrigan was honoured with the British Empire Medal for services to healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Liz is General Practice Nursing Professional Lead for the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

Several faces from our donor community were also honoured. Guy Weston, Chair of Trustees at the Garfield Weston Foundation, was knighted for services to philanthropy and charity, and Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, received an OBE for services to charity and the arts. Both organisations have kindly supported Warwick Arts Centre.

Jonathan Freeman, CEO (Interim) of The COSARAF Foundation, which supports both Warwick in Africa and scholarships for Masters students in Islamic Education, received an MBE for services to charity, while Richard Ross, Chair of the Rosetrees Trust, which has donated to research in Warwick Medical School, received a CBE for services to philanthropy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re a Warwick graduate who received an award in the New Year’s Honours 2021 please let us know by emailing We’d love to celebrate your achievements.