SOUTH Essex College higher education students will have the chance to meet a cricket legend at their Graduation ceremony this Autumn.
Former Essex and England cricket captain, Nasser Hussain OBE, will be the guest of honour at the College’s University Centre Southend and Thurrock event.
Nasser will be handing out degree awards and making the key note speech during the ceremony on Tuesday 18 October at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend.
The current Sky Sports commentator was appointed Essex Captain in 1999. In 2000 he led England to victory in a Test series win over Zimbabwe and to a first Test series win over West Indies for 31 years.
Nasser looks back on his cricket achievements with great pride. He said: “My proudest achievement has got to be captaining the England cricket team. It was a huge responsibility, but to represent my country at such a high level is the most rewarding experience.”
Essex is a place close to Nasser’s heart. He added: “What I love most about Essex is the varied spectrum the county offers. There are vibrant towns to visit with lots to see and do and you can also experience the peace and quiet of the countryside. There is something for everyone in Essex and the people are great too.”
Students will graduate with a variety of higher education awards and Nasser has some great future advice for them. He said: “Always believe in your abilities and do what you want to do. Don’t do something because of peer pressure because to truly be successful you have to follow your dream. The main thing to remember is to never give up.”