Middlesex University has presented Dr Terry Butland OBE with an honorary degree, which celebrates his contribution to education in the UK and across the world.
Terry, formerly a Deputy Vice Chancellor at Middlesex University, was responsible for overseeing the launch of the University’s first overseas campuses in Dubai and Mauritius.
He also led projects which increased the University’s network of international offices and forged partnerships with many overseas educational institutions. The success of these projects led to Middlesex winning prestigious awards such as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Terry himself receiving an OBE this year.
Terry continues to work in the education sector, holding a role as Vice Chair of Governors at Stanmore College in London and working with investors to launch new institutions which deliver British degrees overseas.
He said: “It is a privilege to receive an honorary degree from this great university, where I enjoyed 15 good years and have so many wonderful colleagues and friends. It was always very motivating to watch the Middlesex students graduate each year, some at overseas locations such as Marburg, Athens, Cairo, Dubai, Colombo and Hong Kong, and this year I am one of them.”
Middlesex University Vice Chancellor Michael Driscoll said: “Few people in our sector have done more than Terry to promote British study overseas and his work has ensured many students across the world have fulfilled their ambitions to access the high quality education they deserve.”
Terry collected the honorary degree at a ceremony at the University’s Hendon campus in north London on 18 July.
The award was made as part of the University’s annual graduation celebrations, with honorary degrees presented to people who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession or community.