University honours DJ Fatboy Slim

Published: Sunday 8th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Superstar DJ Fatboy Slim is to receive a top award from his home-town university.

The DJ, real name Norman Cook, will collect the University of Brighton’s Alumnus Award for his contribution to the music industry and his support for the institution.

Cook gained a degree in British Studies after attending the university, then called Brighton Polytechnic, from 1982 to 1985.

He went on to become one of the country’s leading DJs and producers, responsible for hits including The Rockafeller Skank and Praise You.

He will be presented with his award at the Brighton Dome on Thursday, the first of two days of ceremonies when more than 1,800 university students will graduate.

Cook, 51, said: “I am proud with a capital ‘P’ to be receiving this award. I moved to Brighton to study for a degree 33 years ago and the city has been my home ever since.

“I am proud of my city, my education and my career and this award seems to celebrate all three in one happy event.”

BBC News presenter Nicholas Owen will also receive an award on the same day. He will be handed an honorary Doctor of Letters for his contribution to journalism and services to charity.

Published: Sunday 8th February 2015 by The News Editor

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