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Stormzy Awarded Honorary Degree From The University of Exeter

Stormzy Awarded Honorary Degree From The University of Exeter – Stormzy has received an honorary degree from the University of Exeter. Below is more information…

Earlier today (June 21), platinum-selling grime star Stormzy He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the prestigious University of Exeter in appreciation of “his extraordinary achievements in the field of higher education, charity, and extending participation,” adding to his impressive list of achievements.

Stormzy Awarded Honorary Degree From The University of Exeter

 

It was a watershed event for the Croydon native, whose hopes of attending Cambridge University were dashed when he was dismissed from college for a prank. “I wouldn’t say I decided not to [go to Cambridge],” he said on The Jonathan Ross Show. Life, as well as the teacher who expelled me from college, most likely played a role. That was always supposed to be the course I was destined to take.”

 

Stormzy receives honorary degree at University of Exeter

Stormzy Awarded Honorary Degree From The University of Exeter

He receives an honorary degree at the University of Exeter. The 28-year-old rapper – whose real name is Michael Owuo Jr – attended the institution in South Devon on Tuesday (21.06.22), where he was photographed in a cap and gown to accept the special honour for his contributions to society.

The ‘Vossi Bop’ hitmaker achieved six A*s, three A’s and three B’s at GCSE, but dropped out of college and pursued a career in music.

He didn’t want to take all of the limelight away from the graduates in the room and congratulated them on having the “guts, the grit and the dedication” to stick it out and complete their courses, as he reflected on his own non-traditional academic journey.

“I feel extremely blessed and grateful to be up here receiving this honorary degree,” the Grime artist told pupils at the ceremony, according to DevonLive. I’d like to express my gratitude to the University of Exeter, as well as you, for enabling me to share this special moment with you.

“My path to this point has been very different from yours.” You folks have the courage, tenacity, and determination to study for years and complete a degree, whereas I got my AS scores in my first year of college and said, “See ya later.”

 

“I lacked the minerals that you folks have.” I tried again at a different college a year later, until I sat down for my first English exam in January and walked out after 10-minutes. It took a lot of effort for you to arrive here today […].

“From the bottom of my heart, I say congratulations, well done, and you should all be so proud of yourselves. The road you took was not easy, and this is coming from someone who tried to walk the exact same road and failed, so from the bottom of my heart, I say congratulations, well done, and you should all be so proud of yourselves.” What you have accomplished is tremendous; don’t let anyone diminish it; if you are sitting in this room today, you are deserving.

“I’m not here to make a big speech about myself or the things I’ve done or haven’t done, but I really believe there is something God has instilled in all of us, and I thank him for giving us the strength to act on it.”

In addition to his chart-topping triumph, the Ivor Novello Award winner established a scholarship for British black students at the University of Cambridge.

The initiative began in 2018 with the goal of encouraging people from all walks of life to pursue the greatest education possible.

The grant-funded the tuition for the students chosen to attend the elite university.

 

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