The University of Wolverhampton confers these honorary degrees on people for their outstanding contributions to their areas of expertise.
She studied drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with first-class honours in 2009.
“My experience at Wolverhampton was literally life-changing – it is the foundation upon which my career has been built,” she said at the time about her alma mater.
“When I enrolled on my course in 2006 I was not confident at all. There is a silent confidence in that comes as a result of being informed and being knowledgeable. I was taught to believe in my natural abilities but also put those abilities to good use.
“I was taught that talent is great but you need to be hard working to achieve. This award is very humbling for me and I hope that it inspires prospective and current students to pursue careers in the creative industries.” she added.