NEWS: Ore awarded Honorary Doctorate of University

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Nine years after his graduation, Ore was today awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Loughborough University “In recognition of his contribution to British television as a news and sports broadcaster”. The degree was conferred upon him by new Loughborough University Chancellor Lord Sebastian Coe.

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Ore’s career in broadcasting began in 2008 just two weeks after leaving Loughborough with a degree in Sports Science and Social Science. Speaking about his time at the University,Not only did it give me the skills and education I needed to go into the world, it’s where I met my wife, Portia.

At the time, I was in the hockey first team, but I was also honing my skills in the Students’ UnionMedia Centre – hoping that one day I’ll get my big break.”

In his oration, Professor Rachel Thomson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, said:

“At Loughborough, we seek to develop our students as creative, confident and adaptable 21st Century citizens, who will go on to make a significant impact in the next chapter that follows their graduation. This notion is supported by our students’ dedication to achieving the best they can, and their resilience when faced with a challenge.

“Today I have the pleasure of presenting to you a Loughborough graduate that is a true reflection of exactly why we take this approach.”Ore_Oduba_Strictly_LboroUni_010

Asked to reflect on the achievement, Ore said, “To return within 10 years of leaving and receiving this honorary doctorate is, quite honestly, amazing – especially because I get to share the experience with my wife, and mum and dad who are here with me today. I have so much to thank this University for.”

For a behind the scenes look at Ore’s return to Loughborough, click here.

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