North East cricketer Paul Collingwood is receiving his honorary degree from the Northumbria University.
The 37-year-old posed for the cameras with his family in the sunshine before the ceremony.
More top news
Savannah Marshall has become Great Britain's 10th boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio
Former Hollyoaks actor Andy Moss will be starring in Aladdin at Middlesbrough Theatre over Christmas
Remain or Leave? The impact on business in the North East.