FORMER Sheffield MP Richard Caborn received an honorary doctorate from Hallam University – and praised its hard work in promoting sport.
The ex-Minister of Sport was honoured at the City Hall with Paul Deighton, chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Both men were recognised for helping bring the Olympics to the UK and making the event a huge success.
Mr Caborn said: “Sheffield Hallam is doing a fantastic job on sport. I know they have signed a new agreement with Brazil, where the next Olympics will be held, and there are many students coming from Brazil into the UK – and into Sheffield – and I’m sure that will develop.
“The students here today have done fantastically well to get this far. Sheffield Hallam is playing an important role in the economy of Sheffield, and we’ll make sure that what they’ve achieved is put to good use in the future.”
Paul said: “The association I’ve had with Sheffield Hallam for the last three years has been very rewarding for me, and I hope for the university and its students too.
“The Olympics is a wonderful example of how important it is to have passion and inspiration in what you do. My advice to students is to spend some time really finding your passion, and find a job that is consistent with that.”