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Alan Shearer to be recognised with honorary university doctorate

1 year ago

Alan Shearer is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling.

The former Newcastle United and England Captain will receive the honour at a ceremony next Friday (22 November 2019).

The university was recently announced as the UK Sports University of the Year.

However, it is for his work off the pitch that Alan Shearer is being recognised for.

The University honorary doctorate to be warded due to his work in promoting and participating in research that explores the link between football and dementia.

The NUFC legend having also fronted a BBC documentary on the subject in 2017.

The Scotland women’s national team manager Shelley Kerr is also set to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling for her “outstanding contribution to women’s football”.

She led the women’s side to their first ever World Cup finals earlier this year.

Professor Gerry McCormac, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Stirling quoted by The Herald: .

“Both Shelley and Alan embody this University’s ambition to ‘be the difference’ and are excellent role models for our graduands – I am proud that we will honour both at next week’s ceremonies.”


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