Snow Patrol news & community since 2008. Snow Patrol frontman ‘very proud’ to collect honorary degree at Dundee Uni

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody said he was “very proud” of his connections to the City of Discovery as he received an honorary degree from the University of Dundee on Friday.

Gary, who formed the band in 1994 during Freshers’ Week at the uni, was given an award alongside neuroscientist Dr Michel Goedert.

The singer revealed he had been given a sneak peak inside the V&A on Thursday night.

And he added that his memories of the city kept “flooding in”.

He said: “I’m very proud to have studied here.

“I’ve always had a connection to Dundee, it’s always been in (Snow Patrol’s) hearts.”

Among the local graduates yesterday was 73-year-old Jim Ashwood, who picked up his MA(Hons) in American History.

Hilltown mum Fiona Dixon, 47, is one of the university’s first part-time students to graduate with honours after collecting her First Class MA in English and History.

And Brazilian student Tiago Silva, 34, returned to Dundee to collect his diploma in Mineral Law and Policy after documenting his year of living in the city on Instagram.

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