Jon Sweet

Mature student Jon Sweet is studying for a joint honours degree in Sports Studies and Business, he has also been working for the Royal Yachting Association on a part time basis for the last five years.

“I decided that it would be beneficial to my future employability to study for a degree so I can develop key transferable skills, such as researching and writing reports. I will have practical examples of my learning that I can demonstrate in job applications and interviews.

My business modules are helping me to understand strategy, management, marketing, HR and other aspects which will help me to become an effective manager when my career progresses. I have been challenged by the work I have completed as part of my degree and I appreciate the knowledge and industry experience that most of my lecturers have.

I certainly want to be one of the high percentage of University of Northampton students who are employed after graduation!”