Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to former students as an acknowledgement from the University of their achievements and success.

Dr Keith Clarkson receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr Keith Clarkson receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award

The Professor Robert Boucher Distinguished Alumni Award

The Professor Robert Boucher Distinguished Alumni Award, for alumni of the University, is named in honour of the late former Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Boucher.

Professor Boucher had a great interest in alumni relations and gave so much to the city of Sheffield over a period of 40 years. He fully appreciated the important contribution that alumni continue to play in the life of a University and was responsible for establishing the University's Development and Alumni Relations Office in 2002.

Previous recipients

2019

Lucie Cave

Faye Savory

Sir Richard Roberts

Keith Clarkson

2018

Greg Tegart

Joe Kavanagh

2017

Sarah Evans

David Fyfe

Brian Wrigley

2016

Ade Solanke

2015

Stephen Sly

2014

Lucy Prebble

Susanna Chiu

2013

Peter Downey

2012

Donald Tomlin

2011

Dave Wickett

The Distinguished Alumni Award medal

Award Criteria

The Professor Robert Boucher Distinguished Alumni Awards will be awarded to former students as an acknowledgement from their University of their achievements and success. Nominations will be considered under the following categories:

  • Alumni making an outstanding contribution to business/industry
  • Alumni making an outstanding contribution to society/community life
  • Alumni making an outstanding contribution to culture/media/sport
  • Alumni who have given a dedicated service to promote the importance of alumni relations

All former students are eligible to receive the award, and we expect to make a maximum of two awards per year, which will then be presented at an annual alumni event. The award winners will also feature in the alumni magazine Your University.


How to nominate

To nominate one of our alumni for this annual award, please submit their biographical information and a letter of nomination (of no more than 500 words) to:

Claire Rundström
Head of Alumni Relations
Development, Alumni Relations & Events 
University of Sheffield
40 Victoria Street
Sheffield 
S10 2TN

Alternatively you can email alumni@sheffield.ac.uk with the subject 'Professor Robert Boucher Distinguished Alumni Award nomination'.

Deadline for nominations

Nominations for the 2020 award have should be submitted before 22 November 2019.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Alumni Board which will make the final decision on who will be presented with the award. The award will be presented at an appropriate annual alumni event.