Harlow’s MP has been made an Honorary Professor by Nottingham Trent University and will deliver lectures and seminars. 

Robert Halfon – tory MP for Harlow who has chaired the Education Select Committee since 2017, has built up strong links with the university. 

He visited the university to meet with colleagues and to hear about the university’s ambitions and achievements across a range of areas. 

As part of his professorship he will maintain a regular commitment to the university, which will involve him delivering lectures and seminars to students. 

The title of Honorary Professor is for a three-year period and is bestowed upon individuals who have made leading contributions to their professions. 

Mr Halfon commented: “Nottingham Trent is one of the great universities in our country, allowing our young people to climb the education and jobs ladder of opportunity.  

“It is a university all about aspiration and achievement with a passion for vocational education and preparing students for the world of work - particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.  

“It is a huge honour to have been asked to be an Honorary Professor of the University and I very much look forward to visiting again in the near future.” 

Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, said: “I am delighted that Mr Halfon has accepted our invitation to be become an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent. 

“He is one of the most influential and insightful contributors to debates about the current practice of and future policy for education in the UK. 

“His contributions will bring these subjects vividly to life for students, and in so doing illuminate the opportunities and constraints within political processes.”