For her contribution to broadcasting of over 30 years, she was awarded a Fellowship of the National Radio Academy and Honorary Doctorate Degrees by De Montfort University and the University of Leicester.
Vijay is a qualified Social Worker, has an MA in Social Work, and practiced Social Worker in Coventry and in Nottinghamshire County Council.
She was then appointed Race Relations Advisor, reporting to the Chief Executive, at Leicestershire County Council.
Vijay has held numerous Non-Executive and Trustee roles on the following bodies:
East Midlands Strategic Heath Authority, West Midlands Government Office, Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust, Gingerbread, Caxton Foundation, Leicester Theatre Trust- the Curve & Haymarket Theatres.
Currently Vijay serves as a Non-Executive Director on the East Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust and Chair’s it’s Workforce Committee; Vice Chair of Leicester University Governing Council; Trustee of Rainbows (Children’s Hospice; Board Member of Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation; Steering Group Member of Women in Philanthropy; Member of Leicester Children’s Hospital Charity and Chair of the Health and Safely Committee, at the Curve Theatre.
Vijay is a qualified Coach and Mentor and was awarded the EMCC Diploma in Professional Coach - Mentoring .