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Wednesday, 12 October 2011 22:43

Broadcaster Sarah Dickins receives honorary fellowship

Broadcaster Sarah Dickins has received an honorary fellowship from University of Wales, Newport as part of the 2011 Graduation ceremonies.  Sarah Dickins rose to prominence as a national broadcaster on the BBC's Working Lunch, Business Breakfast and BBC Wales Today She currently present BBC Good Evening Wales.

Sarah Dickins said: "I live just outside Abergavenny and while I've worked right across the UK, my heart is very much here. "It is very humbling to be given this award and everyone I have interviewed over the years is a part of it because without their stories, I wouldn't be here now. "I feel very honoured to be wearing this attire, it feels strange but special."
Dr Peter Noyes, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wales, Newport said: "The University of Wales, Newport is delighted to welcome Sarah, an innovative, friendly and exciting individual into our family of Honorary Fellows.
"The University recognises the commitment that so many people play to the economic, social and cultural life of Newport, Wales and the world. Honorary Fellowships are a fitting way of recognising these achievements.
"Sarah Dickins is undoubtedly one of the most recognisable and committed faces and voices in Welsh broadcasting. Her commitment to the part of Wales that she lives in and her warm and friendly way with people means she deserves the recognition that the University is giving her".