A COMMUNITY radio presenter has picked up several prestigious awards for her work on the airwaves.

University of Sunderland’s Radio student Emma Millen picked up an impressive four honours at this month’s Student Radio Awards, including gold in the prestigious Best Presenter category.

Now the Spark radio presenter is preparing to say goodbye to the University which has helped her on the path to a dream career.

The 23-year-old is aiming for the stars as she joins an array of students who are celebrating their graduations this week.

Although the pandemic has meant in-person graduation ceremonies cannot be held this year, a three-day online celebration event will take place from Wednesday, November 25.

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Miss Millan said: “University has allowed me to have some of the best moments of my life so far.

“Meeting friends for life and creating memories is a massive part of it.

"The teaching was amazing especially in my industry and I feel I have made the current connections within my degree that I can take on into the future, I feel prepared and raring to go.

“The highlight for me has been getting involved with Spark.

“Spark has truly changed my life and propelled me to be the best broadcaster I can be as well as finding my true passion."