At just 23 years old, Rashford became the youngest recipient of an honorary doctorate from the university.
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Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who also has an honorary degree from college, joined Rashford’s friends and family, including his tearful mother, to see him receive the award from the Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell.
Rashford ran a high-profile campaign last year to persuade the British government to provide free meals to vulnerable young people in England during school holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, ultimately forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to turn around. 180 degrees.
He has also been an outspoken critic of the government’s decision to remove the UK’s # 20 weekly ($ 2.73) raise to Universal credit, introduced to support low-income people during the pandemic.