Former international cricketer Phil Tufnell was presented with an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University today (20 July), recognising his achievements in sport and the media.
Phil joined students, many graduating from sports related degree courses. Aside from a successful cricket career with Middlesex and England, Phil has also capitalised on his reputation as an entertainer with a wide range of TV work including BBC’s A Question of Sport, The One Show I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here.
Middlesex University Vice-Chancellor Michael Driscoll said: “Phil was a match winner on the pitch but also a much loved character off it. To be able to honour a local boy who has reached the very top of his game is a real pleasure, and his achievements will be an inspiration to our students.”
Phil said: “As a cricketer, Middlesex was my county team and North London is where I grew up, so it’s a real pleasure to receive this honorary doctorate from Middlesex University. I’m wishing the next generation of graduates the best of luck.”
The award is made as part of the University’s annual graduation celebrations, with honorary degrees presented to people who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession or the community.