Honorary Graduate June Sarpong smiling

Doctor of the University

June has enjoyed a 20-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognisable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic young hosts. June is a media phenomenon and is the only host of her generation that is equally comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities, and members of the public.

June is the Co-Founder of the Women: Inspiration & Enterprise. WIE first launched in New York in 2010 and then in the UK in 2012, and has featured leading speakers from a gamut of industries. Previous speakers include:

  • Sarah Brown
  • Melinda Gates
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Donna Karan
  • Queen Rania
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Iman

In November 2020, she was appointed as the BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity.

She is the author of “Diversify” and “Power of Women”. Both are published by Harper Collins and currently out on nationwide release.