Dr Kim Little

Kim Little is an alumna of the University of Hertfordshire, having graduated in 2011 with a degree in Sports Studies. She has made more than 200 appearances for Arsenal and is the club’s third-highest all-time goal scorer. She is also a top scorer for the Scotland National Team. She was selected for the Team GB squad for London 2012 and Tokyo 2020, and was one of three captains in Tokyo. Kim received an honorary Doctor of Science for her contribution to sport.

It feels quite special to receive my honorary doctorate ten years on from graduating here in 2011. The University provided me with an opportunity to start my career as a professional footballer (for Arsenal) alongside studying. An opportunity which on reflection many years on, grounded me and provided me with a balanced outlook to life. My passion and drive for both high performance and continuous learning has provided me with a balanced perspective which helps me through uncertainty, change, and challenges.