Songwriter Amy Wadge receives honorary degree from University of South Wales

Amy Wadge - honorary degree

Grammy-award winning songwriter Amy Wadge has received an honorary degree from the University of South Wales today (Thursday 6 July).

The singer, who co-wrote Thinking Out Loud with Ed Sheeran, was presented with the award during the University’s graduation ceremonies at St David’s Hall, Cardiff.

She even treated the audience a rendition of Thinking Out Loud during her acceptance speech on stage.

Originally from Bristol, Amy moved to Wales 20 years ago to study Acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

After three years in Cardiff, she had fallen in love with South Wales and decided to stay. Despite working with artists all over the world, she writes and records the majority of her music in her studio at her Pontypridd home.

Amy said: “I’m absolutely blown away to have been given an honorary degree from the University of South Wales.

“I still feel overwhelmed with everything that’s happened over the past couple of years, but I think that this has to be one of the loveliest things that I’ve been awarded. I can’t tell you how honoured and thrilled I am.

“I’d like to say a massive congratulations to all the graduates today. This is the start of your amazing journey – go and make your mark on the world.”