Published: 5 October 2011 at 15:00
Singer recognised for her work supporting breast cancer awareness
Singer and actress Kylie Minogue OBE has been awarded with an honorary degree by Anglia Ruskin University.
Kylie received the honorary Doctor of Health Sciences award at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus on Wednesday, 5 October for her work promoting breast cancer awareness.
Scientists at Anglia Ruskin, based within the Helen Rollason Research Laboratory, are currently researching blood markers that could eventually help with the early diagnosis of breast cancer.
The Australian star, who received her award alongside 224 students, said:
Lord Ashcroft KCMG, Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin, said:
In total, 11 honorary awards are being presented at the Chelmsford campus to various individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Amongst the distinguished names receiving honorary degrees this week are novelist Jilly Cooper, fashion designer Anya Hindmarch and swimmer Mark Foster.
Other honorary degrees are being awarded to TV sports presenter Manish Bhasin, economist Kate Barker, Paralympian Mike Brace, Beijing Union University President Professor Liu Gonghui, wine producer and author Stephen Skelton, leading lawyer Junius Ho and education author Mary Jane Drummond.