Honorary graduates


Mr Graeme Swann - international cricketer

Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University in recognition of his significant contribution to cricket on an international stage

Graeme SwannGraeme Swann is renowned for being a former world-class cricketer. His international career began in 1998 when he joined the England Under-19 team, winning the World Cup. He was placed in the national team just a year later in a one-day match again South Africa.

Graeme continued to play at County level after his international appearance, moving to Nottinghamshire Cricket Club in 2005. His debut in a full test match for England came in December 2008, taking two wickets in his very first over, being only the second player to ever achieve this. Graeme went on to become one of England’s greatest spin bowlers, with test figures of 255 wickets in 60 test matches, and is widely remembered for his role in the successive Ashes victories in 2009 and 2011.

Since retiring in 2013, Graeme now works as a TV and radio pundit for the BBC and BT Sport, while also fronting the Nottinghamshire rock band Dr Comfort and Lurid Revelations.



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