Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott is getting an honorary degree from Hull University later today.
Doreen Lawerence OBE, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, will also be honoured.
Lord Prescott has declared he will be "campaigning in his coffin" despite being defeated in last week's police and crime commissioner elections.
The former Hull East MP lost out to Conservative Matthew Grove in the race to become the first Commissioner for the Humberside Police force.
Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Lord Prescott said: "I don't think I'll stand for election again but I will forever be a politician and campaigner. It is who I am and the party I am in."
"I'm not going to be sitting around in my slippers. I will be campaigning in my coffin. This is the beauty of being in the Lords, I'm still involved politics."
The former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott says he believes he was the victim of a "conspiracy of silence" between members of the press and certain police officers in the aftermath of the phone hacking scandal. The former Hull East MP made the claims at the Leveson inquiry into media ethics.
Former Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told the Leveson Inquiry that he asked Scotland Yard if his phone had been hacked after claims that it had been appeared in The Guardian newspaper. Initially Scotland Yard said there was no evidence that his phone had been tapped.