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AR/30 · Corporate body · 2001-

Havering campus was established in 2001, along with Whipps Cross Campus, after South Bank University merged with the Redwood College of Health Studies. It is on the site of the former Harold Wood Hospital which was founded in 1909 as a convalescence home for children. The campus is used by the School of Health and Social Care.

Helena Kennedy

The Widening Participation Committee is part of The Further Education Funding Council aimed at promoting access to further education for people who do not participate in, but would benefit from, education and training.

Herold's Institute
Corporate body · 1892-1909

Herold's Institute was based in Drummond Road, Bermondsey. It had previously been part of the British and Foreign School Society and became a branch of the Borough Polytechnic Institute from 1892. The Borough Polytechnic Institute organised a course of evening lectures from 1894 in tanning which led the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers and London County Council to fund the Institute to run day classes from 1895. The Herold Institute Committee, under the control of the Borough Polytechnic, consisted chiefly of members of the leather trade.

In October 1909 a new building was opened for the Institute at 176 Tower Bridge Road, paid for by the Leathersellers' Company and designated the Leathersellers Technical College. The College merged with the leather department of Nene College in 1976 and a new centre for leather education was created, opening in 1978 as the National Leathersellers' Centre. In 1991 it was renamed the British School of Leather Technology and in 1999 Nene College was designated as University College Northampton, now the University of Northampton.

Heron, Michael; Sir
Person · 1934-2014

Sir Michael Heron was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters in 1997.

Hewett, Graham

School of Legal, Political and Social Sciences, South Bank University.

Holden, Cliff

Cliff Holden was made an Honorary Doctors of Letters of the University in 2006

Holmes, Kelly; Dame
Person · 1970-

Dame Kelly Holmes DBE is a retired British middle distance athlete. Holmes specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events and won a gold medal for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She set British records in numerous events and still holds the records over the 600, 800 and 1000 metre distances.

Dame Kelly Holmes was made an Honorary Fellow of the University in 2010.

Hom, Ken
Person · 1949-
Home Office

The "Life in the United Kingdom" Advisory Group was established in September 2002 with the remit to advise the Home Secretary on the method, conduct and implementation of a "Life in the United Kingdom" naturalisation test.

Hopkins, Jill

One time student at Battersea College of Education.

Horley, Sandra
Person · 1952-

Sandra Horley was made an Honorary Fellow of the University in 2006.

Sandra Horley's life's work has been a struggle to get domestic violence taken seriously by people. She is an advocate of women's rights, a sociologist, author, and the Chief Executive of Refuge – the national domestic violence charity – from 1983-2020.

Sandra Horley is committed to campaigning on behalf of abused women and lobbying for changes in legislation and policy. She has spent most of her career battling against prejudices and lack of understanding around domestic violence.

Her work and contribution was recognised at the highest level when she was awarded the OBE for 'services to the protection of women and children' in 1999.

Born in Sarnia, Canada, she has a BA with distinction in sociology from McGill University.

Horley started working with abused and homeless women in Wolverhampton where she was the organiser of the Haven Project. She's also worked as a counsellor, homelessness officer and housing advice worker before becoming Chief Executive of Refuge in 1983.

Since that time, Refuge has grown beyond recognition. Today, Refuge is the UK's largest domestic violence service with a growing network of refuges and community based support including a 24-hour national domestic violence helpline. Refuge is a national "lifeline" for up to 80,000 women and children every year. The charity runs award winning campaigns that change the way people think about domestic violence. In 2006, the year Sandra was awarded the honorary fellowship, Refuge celebrated 35 years since opening the world's first refuge in Chiswick.

Horley explains that, "Our services (at Refuge) are there when a woman is most in need. We can give her and her children a safe place, understanding and support. With our help she is more likely to leave her violent partner and rebuild her life." At an interview she explained what keeps her going, "I've come across 1000's of brave, strong women in my working life – and they have made every minute of it worthwhile. This is what keeps me going."

Horley has over 28 years' experience in the field of domestic violence and abuse - experience and expertise that she has always shared with others. She has been involved in training police, health, housing and social workers. She has given evidence to UK Government select committees and has acted as an adviser to several foreign governments. She has provided expert evidence in numerous civil and ground breaking murder/manslaughter cases where the accused was an abused woman. She has produced numerous articles for the national press and professional journals and frequently gives radio and TV interviews. She has advised on TV 'soaps' like Eastenders on their storyline.

Horley has also written many acclaimed books on the subject of domestic violence. Her last book called 'Power and Control – Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous Lovers' is widely praised.

Horley has made a remarkable contribution to the protection of women and children and to our greater understanding and awareness of domestic violence as an issue. She has inspired many to be brave and to stand up against it and recognise that it is unacceptable.