Once again, UCF's massive student population has paid off, winning the second-largest university in the nation an Ed Sheeran concert May 4.

Chegg, the textbook rental website, and Sheeran teamed up to bring a concert, as well as a Q & A session, to one lucky American campus — and that campus is UCF. In addition to a concert to be held at a later date, UCF's music department will also receive a $10,000 grant.

Sheeran, a six-time Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, will also "take over a music class to share his experiences in the music industry, perform a live acoustic set and explain the creative process behind his Grammy-nominated songs," according to a release from Chegg.

"Ed is excited to share his love for music, learning, and the creative process with a select group of students," said Louis Messina, Founder of The Messina Group. "Through Chegg's network of 15 million high school and college students, this is a unique opportunity to connect, beyond the music, with a worldwide superstar who loves to engage his fans in new and innovative ways."

Right now, Ed lovers also have a chance to win signed copies of his book Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey by following the instructions at


Caroline Glenn is the News Editor at the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @byCarolineGlenn or email her at

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