TV presenter AJ Odudu to receive UCLan honorary award

Posted on - 7th December, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Preston News, UCLan
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The TV presenter AJ Odudu is set to receive an honorary award from the University of Central Lancashire.


She is among five people who are being given an Honorary Fellowship during next week’s graduation ceremonies.

John Chesworth, Executive Chairman of Harrison Dury, and Alison Robinson, former Chief Executive and Principal of Myerscough College, Professor Helen Marshall OBE and David Holmes OBE are all being given the same award.

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AJ has hosted multiple TV shows, most recently presenting ITV’s Big Brother, Comic Relief and Eurovision.


She was also previously a finalist in BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing and hosted HBO game show The Bridge.

AJ will receive her award on Wednesday 13 December to acknowledge her significant contribution to television presenting and broadcasting.

John, who is a solicitor and chair of both the Preston Towns Fund Bid and the Preston Partnership, is being recognised for his contribution to the regeneration of the city.

He will take to the stage on Tuesday 12 December.

Alison, who is being acknowledged for her significant contribution to the further education sector in Lancashire, will receive her award on Wednesday 13 December.

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Helen, who will also get her award on Wednesday, is being recognised for her significant contribution to the higher education sector after holding senior positions at four universities.

Dave, the Managing Director of BAE’s FalconWorks, will receive his special award on Thursday 14 December for his significant contribution towards advanced aerospace manufacturing, technology and engineering.

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