Baroness Kay Andrews, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, former Chair of English Heritage and Aberystwyth alumna, has been honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
Baroness Andrews graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BA in International Politics in 1966.
Following a period working as Research Clerk in the House of Commons where she specialised in science policy, social policy and education, she became a policy adviser on health and education policy to the then Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Neil Kinnock (now Lord Kinnock) in 1985.
In 1992 she founded and became the first Director of the Foundation for Out of School Learning (Education Extra) a UK wide charity developing after school learning programmes for children and young people.
A working peer on the Labour benches in the House of Lords since 2000, Baroness Andrews was House of Lords Spokesman/Government whip on health and education (2003-2009), and House of Lords Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Planning at the Department of Communities and Local Government (2005-2009).
In 2009 she became the first woman Chair of English Heritage (2009-2013). She is the author of a recent report for the Welsh Government on Culture, Heritage and Poverty, and has also written books and articles on science policy, social policy and education. She is a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.
Baroness Kay Andrews was presented by Rebecca Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student and Staff Services, on Friday 18 July.