Marr has been a prominent figure at the university over the past few years in his capacity as a visiting professor in popular music since 2007, and will now receive the accolade at a ceremony at The Lowry on July 19th.
In response to the news, Johnny Marr has spoken of the enjoyable years he has spent visiting the university, remarking:
“I’m very pleased to be given an honorary degree by Salford University. I’ve enjoyed working with the students in my capacity as visiting professor and hopefully we can find some more opportunities for creative work in the future.”
Marr also reflected on his honour in a more unofficial capacity on Twitter, writing: “Am being given an honorary doctorate by Salford Uni. Dr Johnny. Was being fitted for a gown. They say it’s a gown but it’s not. It’s a cape.”Just Published: