Dannii Minogue has been given an honorary doctorate
The former `X Factor` judge wore a traditional cap and gown as she accepted an honorary Doctor of Media award from Southampton`s Solent University, South East England, on 09.11.11 in recognition of her career achievements.
Dannii said: "I`m honoured to receive this award, it came as a complete shock."
A university spokesman said of Dannii: "Her international career stands as evidence of the personal success that can be achieved with talent, persistence and hard work.
"DanniiMinogue has made a major contribution to the entertainment industry and is an outstanding role model."
Before receiving the honour, the mother-of-one tweeted: "On my way to collect something special and I`m so nervous!!!! (sic)"
Dannii`s honorarydoctorate comes just a month after sister Kylie received one of her own.
Kylie was made an honorary Doctor of Health Sciences in recognition for her work promoting breast cancer awareness.
The `Can`t Get You Out of My Head` singer - who was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 - told graduates at the ceremony: "I never went to university so my dad will be very proud when he sees the pictures.
"I am here partly for the work I do promoting breast cancer awareness.
"When you are diagnosed yourself it becomes a lot more real and you appreciate at first hand the hard work that goes on to support patients through it."