UK: Bonnie honoured with ceremonial degree

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She might not have won top grades from the juries and televoters in Malmö, but a UK university has responded in kind to Bonnie Tyler’s plea to Believe in Me this week, awarding her an honorary degree.

Swansea University in South Wales, UK, has selected Bonnie for an award in recognition for her achievements on a global stage. Just a handful of people are selected by universities each year to receive such honorary titles, which are given as a mark of respect for noteworthy careers or public service. Bonnie is one of Swansea’s big names, having started off her career as a singer in the area, so it is particularly appropriate that she should be honoured as a local hero by the city.

The singer joins the list of around 3,000 other students at the Welsh university, all of whom will be collecting their awards this week at the university’s Brangwyn Hall. It might not quite be the Grand Prix d’Eurovision, but fans will welcome the homage paid to an illustrious and notable rock career.

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