TV CELEBRITY Dame Prue Leith has spent two days at Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh learning about its teaching and outreach programmes.

The entrepreneur and cook, who is also the university chancellor, spent time on campus learning about the current teaching initiatives that are seeing county students catch up on education lost during the months of lockdown.

On a tour of the campus, the TV star also got to see some of QMU’s new projects, including the newly planted ‘wee forest’, an outdoor teaching facility that allows students to connect with nature while learning.

Sir Paul Grice, Queen Margaret University’s principal, said: “We are always delighted when our chancellor comes to visit, as she is very focused on learning about our latest work and how it’s making a difference to the lives of others.

“Prue always makes time to meet our students and hear about their experiences.

“She is also very willing to share her wisdom and experience as a food educator and entrepreneur, which can be very inspiring and motivating for both staff and students.

“Her continuous drive, curiosity, boundless energy and positive attitude to life and learning make her a great ambassador for Queen Margaret University.”