Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, is to receive an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University today for her services to sport.
Alongside her current role as Chair of the Youth Sport Trust Sue Campbell was Chair of UK Sport in the build up to London 2012 - the most successful Olympic Games for Great Britain in history with a tally of 29 gold medals.
Professor Edward Peck will be conferring the degrees at a number of graduation ceremonies at the Royal Concert Hall throughout the week.
Professor Peck said: “I am delighted to be conferring honorary degrees on this year’s very distinguished recipients. We hope they will help to inspire this year’s graduates and future students and continue their relationship with NTU into the future.”
Phil Chamberlain, Director of External Relations at the Youth Sport Trust, said:
I would like to congratulate Sue on her honorary degree today which is reward and recognition for her dedication to the world of sport. Sue is an incredible leader and has been an instrumental figure in the development and success of the Youth Sport Trust and worked tirelessly during her time at UK Sport to support the delivery of Olympic and Paralympic success.
World boxing champion Carl Froch, the first black footballer to play for England, Viv Anderson, and Comic Relief co-founder Lenny Henry are among 11 other candidates who will receive an honorary degree or award at the University this week.