Five-time Paralympic medallist and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board member Tim Reddish has received an honorary degree from his hometown university of Nottingham Trent.
Reddish, who has also served as a guest lecturer at the university, is one of 11 inspirational figures to receive honorary doctorates during its summer graduation ceremonies.
“To receive it from your hometown is a huge, huge honour and my family are so proud because we were from such a humble background and a humble environment, we never expected anything like that would happen in our family,” said Reddish.
Reddish has a distinguished history with the Movement, having won five medals across three Games (Sydney 2000, Atlanta 1996 and Barcelona 1992), before moving into governance. From 2008 to 2017 he served as chairman of the British Paralympic Association and was then elected to the IPC’s Governing Board last September.
He was also appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List for his services to sport.
“Tim received an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University in recognition of his significant contribution to sustained excellence and achievement in Paralympic sport across three decades, initially as a competitor and more recently as a Performance Director and contributor to the Paralympic Movement in the United Kingdom and worldwide,” said an NTU spokesperson.