Steve said: "It is an honour to be here today with my family. Congratulations to all of the graduating students.
"I'm about to start my own dissertation for my MA. I hope to be in cap and gown again soon when I get that MA."
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Torrential rain in the run up to today's crucial play off game between Salford City and Workington Reds.