Monday 13 February 2012
Former England rugby union international and Northampton Saints player Ben Cohen MBE has received an Honorary Masters of Science from The University of Northampton’s Winter Graduation Ceremonies at Royal & Derngate, Northampton (12 February 2012).
Ben, who picked his award up from the 10.45am ceremony for Northampton Business School and the School of Social Sciences, commented:
This is a massive honour for me in my hometown. The Honorary award will go alongside my highlights of my career. The graduates today are already driven to get to where they are – pursue and work at your goals and dreams. Hard work always pays off and they’ve already done that to graduate today.
Ben was recognised for his contribution to rugby union, and equality and diversity. He also recently donated his time to coach the student rugby teams at The University of Northampton. He has now retired from professional rugby to head the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, which has been set up to help combat bullying.
He joins 1816 students from The University of Northampton who graduated in three ceremonies.