Delighted Ed Sheeran honoured with degree from hometown uni

More exciting than any date with Nicole Scherzinger


Ginger hero Ed Sheeran has been awarded an honorary degree from University Campus Suffolk.

It seemed as if the singer-songwriter couldn’t climb any higher. Since 2012 he’s wowed the world of showbusiness, winning BRIT awards, prestigious Ivor Novello gongs and selling out Wembley Stadium for three ecstatic nights in a row. His album x sold millions of copies worldwide this year.

But now, the lyrical genius behind “The A Team” and “Lego House” has landed the greatest prize of all: an honorary degree from University Campus Suffolk

The singer, who grew up in Framlingham, is to be honoured by (UCS) later this year.

Sheeran, who quit school at 16 to concentrate on singing, is to be given an honorary degree for his “outstanding contribution to music”.

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“I’ve had an amazing year with my world tour and this makes it even better,” he told the BBC.

Although Sheeran has spent most of his time over the past couple of years on tour, he continues to have strong links with the county.

Last month he made two surprise appearances at the Latitude Festival, he is a supporter of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and has twice made the news for taking fellow singers Taylor Swift and rumoured love interest Nicole Scherzinger for a drink at his local pub.

“Suffolk is very much where I call home and I’m always welcomed back and get so much support,” he said. “Receiving this recognition is a real privilege.”

Sheeran attended Thomas Mills school in Framlingham but decided to quit his A-levels to concentrate on his music career.

He will receive his award at a formal graduation ceremony, the date of which has yet to be confirmed.