Olympians are ready to receive honorary degrees from University of Chichester

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OLYMPIC silver medallists and a BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner are among several to be given honorary degrees by the University of Chichester this weekend.

Sailors Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills, as well as philanthropist Phil Packer MBE, will become honorary graduates alongside the Great British Synchronised Swimming Team and the Duchess of Richmond.

The honorary graduands will receive their awards tomorrow and Saturday.

In total, the six ceremonies, held at Chichester Festival Theatre, will be watched by more than 6,000 people.