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Carl Frampton to receive honorary degree from Queen's University Belfast

By Claire Williamson

Belfast boxer Carl Frampton is set to receive an honorary degree from Queen's University Belfast.

Frampton is among 15 people from the world of business, science, sport, academia and the arts being honoured by Queen’s University in 2017.

He made history last year by becoming the first Northern Ireland boxer to have held world titles in two weight classes and will be honoured for distinction in sport.

Joining Frampton will be four-time Paralympic gold-medallist swimmer Bethany Firth.

The Co Down swimmer will also receive an honorary doctorate for distinction in sport.

Bethany has competed for both Great Britain and Ireland since 2012, taking part in the London Paralympic Games, Rio Paralympic Games and the Commonwealth Games.

Queen's awards honorary degrees to individuals who have achieved high distinction or given significant service in one or more fields of public or professional life, and who serve as ambassadors for the University and Northern Ireland around the world.

Full list of honorary degrees to be awarded:

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS, DMed for distinction in medicine

Professor Mary Daly, DLit for distinction in humanities

Professor Sir John Pethica FRS, DSc for services to science

Professor Lesley Yellowlees, DSc for services to science

Professor Sylvia Walby OBE, DSSc for distinction in sociology

John Agnew CBE, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce

John Rainey MBE, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce

Stephen J. Luczo, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce

Joe Sloan, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce

Carl Frampton MBE, DUni for distinction in sport

Bethany Firth MBE, DUni for distinction in sport

Sir Malcolm McKibbin, LLD for distinction in public service

Loretta Brennan Glucksman, DSc Econ for services to business and commerce

Emma Donoghue, DLit for distinction in the arts and literature

Fatou Bensouda, LLD for distinction in public service and law

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