Dr Alex Scott MBE

Alex Scott MBE enjoyed a successful career in women’s football, nationally and internationally, during which time she trained regularly at the University of Hertfordshire Sports Village. She retired from the game in 2017 as the second most capped England player, with 140 appearances, including at the London Olympics in 2012. She is now a broadcaster and presenter for BBC Sport, BT Sport and Sky Sports, most recently fronting the BBC’s Tokyo Olympics coverage. She co-founded The Alex Scott Academy, which offers football training and academic qualifications for female footballers aged 16 to 19. She received an honorary Doctor of Science in recognition of her contribution to sport.

To receive an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Hertfordshire truly is humbling, and is such a personal and professional achievement. “Throughout my career, as a footballer, and now as a broadcaster, I have been supported by some incredible individuals and institutions. The University of Hertfordshire played a huge role in my sporting life. I signed with Arsenal Football Club at the age of 8, and for most of my career I trained at the University’s Hertfordshire Sports Village. "The Village quite simply became my home away from home for many decades of my sporting career – it is a very special place and deserves huge credit for my footballing progress.