PJ Harvey has been awarded an honorary degree by Goldsmiths, University of London.

The singer-songwriter was awarded the honour alongside human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and journalist Neal Ascherson.

Fellow honorand Ascherson praised Harvey's "resistance in her powerful sound" at yesterday's (September 10) ceremony.

Registrar and Secretary of Goldsmiths Liz Bromley described this year's recipients as "a remarkable group of people".

"They have changed communities through their inspiring architectural designs," Bromley added.

"They have pointed out the ridiculous in the news and made us laugh. They have inspired us with their words, their music, and their art. They have fought for our rights. And they have helped us to understand who we are now by looking to the past."