Vikki Orvice, 1962-2019

We have learnt with deep regret of the sad passing of eminent sports journalist and Leicester alumna Vikki Orvice (BA English, 1984). Vikki passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 56.

Vikki led a successful career as the first female British tabloid sports writer at The Sun newspaper.

Whilst studying at Leicester Vikki was an Arts Editor for The Ripple newspaper, and shared her enjoyment of studying at the University and completing her BA English in the 2015 alumni magazine. She said: “I really loved the course – I got to spend every day reading, which was something I have always enjoyed.”

Vikki regularly attended the University’s Women of Influence events, a networking event for women making a significant impact on the world through their high aspirations and career successes, alongside other outstanding female graduates from the University

A founding board member of the Women in Football campaign group, Vikki’s dedication to promoting women in sport is an inspiration. Our sincere condolences go out to Vikki’s family and friends at this sad time.