Our Chief Executive, Mike Robinson, was delighted to have been presented with an Honorary Doctorate by The University of Stirling, during their Summer 2022 graduations, as one of four individuals believed to be making a positive difference in their respective fields.

Mike, alongside endurance swimmer and environmental diplomat Lewis Pugh, women and children’s rights campaigner Lydia Okroj, and Paralympic gold medallist David Smith MBE, became Doctors of the University, alongside 1,925 students graduating from the University’s five faculties on Wednesday and Thursday (June 29 and 30).

Mike is a graduate of the University of Stirling, and among his many roles and achievements, was pivotal in establishing Stop Climate Chaos Scotland – a diverse and impactful coalition of more than 60 organisations campaigning together on climate change. In receiving his doctorate, he was recognised for his outstanding commitment to delivering and embedding climate solutions to protect the world, through driving legislation, informing policy, and educating thousands in climate and geographical understanding.

Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming our 2022 graduands to campus next week and delighted that they will be joined by four outstanding individuals who are making a real difference to the world in their respective fields and are excellent, inspirational role models for our students and graduates.”

On receiving his Honorary Doctorate, Mike commented: "I am absolutely delighted to accept theHonoraryDegree of Doctorate. As a graduate of Stirling it is an especial honour, indeed it is an important institution in our family – I met my wife at Stirling and my son is also now a student, so it is very close to my heart. I could not be more pleased"

At the ceremony, Mike also addressed Stirling’s newest graduates, “you will have learnt a lot during your years at university” he commented, “but I hope Uni also teaches you that you can’t know everything, that there is a world of things still to know…so I hope it has given you the enthusiasm to keep learning, and I hope graduating today gives you the confidence and courage to get out there, to explore, and to learn the next thing”