RADIO presenter, author and journalist Stuart Maconie will receive an honorary masters award from Edge Hill University this week.
The popular media star is a former Edge Hill student, having studied there in the early 80s.
He has been described by The Times as ‘a national treasure’ and by comedian Peter Kay as ‘the best thing to come out of Wigan since the A58 to Bolton’.
His award recognises success in his professional life, his promotion of the north-west and championing the region’s talent.
Stuart will receive his honorary masters from University Chancellor Professor Tanya Byron at a ceremony on Saturday, December 5, alongside 300 Edge Hill health and postgraduate students.
He said: “I have very fond memories of my time at Edge Hill. It was a formative time for me personally, socially and, intellectually.
“It will be wonderful to return in such lovely circumstances and see how my old alma mater has changed.”