Sonny Scott has signed up to start an MRes at ENU

Date posted

5 July 2024


An Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) music student has spoken of his pride at catching the bug for academia – as he graduates at the age of 19.

Sonny Scott is now planning to stay at ENU to complete a Masters of Research (MRes) in the grassroots archiving of DIY creative practice in Scotland.

Originally from Campbeltown in Kintyre, Sonny joined his course after studying at college, and moved to Edinburgh when he was 16.Sonny Scott with his degree at the Usher Hall

During his studies he became involved with the Scottish Jazz Archive, allowing his passion for music and studying to flourish.

This week he joined his contemporaries from Edinburgh Napier’s School of Arts & Creative Industries, in being presented with his degree during a ceremony at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

He said: "I've loved studying at Edinburgh Napier - it has a really nice mix of people.

"I was really into my music and pretty excited to move away from home. I just wanted to get started.

"It feels like it’s been quite a unique experience. I moved into the Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op, which helped me grow my confidence.”

Sonny credits his lecturer, Professor Haftor Medbøe, with supporting his passion for jazz studies.

"It was in second year when I met with my PDT and spoke about doing a masters. The academic side of things has felt quite natural to me and it's something I'm motivated by."

"With Haftor, I was really grateful to get opportunities from him.

"My advice to anyone would be that if you can find a supervisor you can connect with, it makes a huge difference."