Bradford College is calling on the people of Bradford to nominate the great, good and unsung heroes of the city to become honorary fellows.

College bosses want to hear from the general public suggestions of who they think should receive the highest accolade the educational establishment can bestow on an individual.

Every year, at the graduation ceremonies for its University Centre, the College awards honorary fellowships to a select number of well-deserving candidates who have made an outstanding contribution to their fields, to the College or to the city of Bradford. It is intended they will provide role models and inspiration to the graduating students.

The 2017 recipients included Amjad Pervez, the founding partner of Bradford-based Seafresh Foods, award-winning children’s author Robert Swindells, Saorsa Tweedale, who founded the Bradford-based support group Trans Positive, and Mary Dowson, the founder of BCB Radio.

Legendary cricket umpire Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird OBE, TV star Harry Gration, actress Gaynor Faye and her screenwriter mother Kay Mellor OBE plus the late Labour politician Barbara Castle are among other illustrious figures to have earlier been recognised by the College in this way.

Anyone wishing to make a nomination can do so now by completing the online form on the College website, Details of who is eligible to nominate and be nominated, the selection criteria and a full list of past recipients can also be found on the website.

Alternatively, the form can be printed off and submitted by post to Joanna Green, Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1AY

The closing date for nominations is Friday February 23, 2018.

To view past awards, the criteria for nominations and to make a nomination for 2018 please