Former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod receives two honorary degrees in just one week

Former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod has received another Honorary Fellowship. Credit: ITV West Country

Former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod has received two Honorary Degrees in one week.

The 35-year-old was handed a Fellowship from Plymouth University's School of Psychology just days after he was presented with an Honorary Masters degree in Sports Science by Plymouth Marjon University.

Ormrod was the first triple amputee to survive the conflict in Afghanistan after stepping on an explosive device in 2007.

Both of his legs were amputated above the knee and his right arm was amputated above the elbow after the explosion.

Now an inspirational speaker, award-winning writer and sports coach to other amputees, Mark says he is proud to be from Plymouth.

I'm a born and bred Plymouthian. So I have a strong affinity with the city. I love the city. The university is a big part of the city. I think over the years, since I was injured, I hope and I'd like to think positive things for my life and I think that's part of why I'm here today and why I have been awarded the fellowship.

Former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod
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