Meet our new Chancellor – Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

by Bethany Lincoln.

Following the retirement announcement of our current Chancellor Professor the Lord Robert Winston, Sheffield Hallam University were delighted to announce in April that Baroness Helena Kennedy QC will become our new Chancellor!

She is a leading barrister, who has dedicated her career to promoting human rights, championing civil liberties, and achieving social justice. She already has a strong connection with Sheffield Hallam University, as a patron of the ‘Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice’ at the Collegiate Campus as well as receiving her honorary doctorate from the University in 2014.

In terms of the Graduation ceremonies, we’re not quite sure yet if/how much Baroness Kennedy will be able to join us for the occasion, but we do hope that ourselves and many of you have the chance to meet and receive your award from our fantastic new Chancellor.

The Graduation Team