Ed Sheeran to receive honorary degree
12 Aug 2015
Ed Sheeran will be given an honorary degree later this year for his contribution to music.
The 24-year-old singer, who left school at 16, will be bestowed the honour by University Campus Suffolk (UCS) at a formal graduation ceremony.
The award marks a huge year for Ed Sheeran who headlined three nights at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. The shows were in support of X, which is Sheeran’s chart-topping second album.
The university is not far from where the star grew up. Raised in Framlingham, he said to BBC News, “Suffolk is very much where I call home and I'm always welcomed back and get so much support. Receiving this recognition is a real privilege."
Ed Sheeran went to school in Framlingham at Thomas Mills. However, he left before sitting his A-levels to focus on music.
The singer-songwriter still visits the town often and even took Taylor Swift to his local pub in Framlingham. This year he surprised fans at Latitude Festival by performing twice over the weekend.
The ceremony will take place later this year at formal graduation event. The date is yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran will now perform at Fusion Festival later this month. The singer stepped in for Justin Bieber after he was forced to cancel. He will headline the festival, which takes place in Birmingham, on Friday 28 August. Tickets are now on sale here.