Paralympian Karen Darke to receive honorary degree
The paracycling gold medallist will be awarded the degree at Abertay University.
Paralympic athlete Karen Darke MBE will receive an honorary degree at Abertay University's winter graduation next week.
Darke is a member of the British Paracycling Team who took home gold for Team GB in the hand-cycling at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.
She will be among more than 230 graduates to attend Caird Hall in Dundee for a morning ceremony on November 24.
A keen runner and mountaineer before becoming paralysed in a rock climbing accident, Darke now takes part in canoeing and sit-skiing, as well as hand-cycling.
She has hand-cycled in various corners of the world, including central Asia and the Himalayas, the Karakoram and the length of the Japanese archipelago.
Students will graduate from across Abertay's four academic schools of Design and Informatics (formerly Arts, Media and Computer Games), Social and Health Sciences, Science Engineering and Technology and Dundee Business School.
The ceremony will also mean the first cohort of students on Abertay's accelerated degree programmes graduate enter the jobs market months ahead of their peers.
Principal Nigel Seaton said Darke's dedication to her sport and will to succeed made her an excellent role model for students.
He added: "Karen's achievements in paralympic sport are inspirational. Her determination, coupled with a drive to educate and bring about change, reflects the values of Abertay University.
"I look forward to welcoming all of our graduates to this year's winter ceremony."