Edwards given university fellowship

Edwards given university fellowship

Huw Edwards is one of 12 people being presented with honorary fellowships by Bangor University

Huw Edwards received an honorary fellowship at Bangor University (Bangor University/PA)

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News reader Huw Edwards has received an honorary fellowship from Bangor University.

The BBC anchor was awarded the title for services to journalism and broadcasting at a ceremony in the Welsh town.

Edwards, who presents the News At Ten, was born in Bridgend and brought up in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire.

He said: "Receiving an honour is always a pleasure, but receiving an honour in Wales is an even greater pleasure, and of course, in the case of Bangor University, which has a long tradition of promoting Welsh over many decades, it's an honour for me to be here, and I'm grateful to the university for offering me this honour, which I will always be pleased to have received."

He is one of 12 people being presented with honorary fellowships during the university's graduation ceremonies this month.

Vice-chancellor Professor John Hughes said: "Bangor University is strongly grounded within its community and we're delighted to be able to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by these individuals in their chosen fields.

"They have made a vital contribution to Welsh life or have a strong connection with Bangor University, and we're looking forward to welcoming them to our degree ceremonies."

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