TV stylist Gok Wan gave a huge boost to a University-based charity when he visited the region in 2011.
And the star, host of Channel 4's "Gok's Fashion Fix", also had some smart advice for students on the University's new fashion journalism degree about how to succeed in the industry.
Gok met Faculty of Business and Law lecturer Dr Elewechi Okike and praised her charity, Book Aid for Africa, which she founded in 2000.
The charity's aim is to provide good quality books to under-resourced libraries in the remotest parts of Africa. It won funding from
Vodafone's World of Difference
campaign to encourage volunteering.
The popular TV presenter was on a UK-wide tour to publicise the World of Difference campaign, meeting people who had made a difference in their community through their charity work. Gok said: "These are different, smaller charities that none of us would really hear of."
"They're not the big, sexy, glossy ones in London - these are properly in the regions, in the communities. They are helping thousands and thousands of people in one go."
Dr Okike, principal lecturer in accounting, welcomed the Vodafone campaign. "It is very important for young people to get involved in charity, and to experience the real world and what people go through," she said.