A Big Issue seller who spent years sleeping rough on the streets has won a place at Cambridge University.
Geoff Edwards, 52, who left Liverpool for Cambridge to find work, spent a large part of his adult life homeless after field labourer work in the area dried up, the Cambridge News reports .
Now Geoff has earned himself a place studying English Literature at one of the best universities in the country, despite leaving school with just two O-Levels.
After spending years being homeless, Geoff said his life began to turn around when he started to sell the Big Issue and got back some of his self respect through working.
He said: “Going to Cambridge University was a dream of mine, studying something I really love – I’m still getting used to the idea.
“This is what I have always wanted to do, but no-one in my family had been to university so …