Meet Jonathon. After finding Herts through Clearing, Jonathon has gone on to become an analyst in the IT sector.
|Current job role||Analyst in the IT sector|
|Year of graduation||2022|
|Course of study||BSc Mathematics|
A flexible learning experience
Jonathon enjoyed maths at school and wanted to study it at a higher level. He found Herts through Clearing and the University’s BSc Mathematics course impressed him. He says, ‘The course had a variety of modules you can take, so it allowed you to really customise your experience and do what you were best suited to. The University was also close to home, so I had the opportunity to commute if I wanted to.’
As the first person in his immediate family to go to university, Jonathon wanted to make the most out of his Herts experience. He was a Student Ambassador and joined the Student Union’s Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics (PAM) Society, which he is still involved in today. Jonathon is still friends with many he met at Herts and met his partner here too.
Future plans and advice
Jonathon is now an analyst in the IT sector and says the skills he learned on his course have been important for his career, particularly critical thinking. Jonathon adds, ‘I have always been keen on teaching and may return to Herts to complete a PGCE. If not, then I will look to develop in my current role.’
Jonathon’s one piece of advice for future students is to maintain a good work-life balance. He says, ‘Remember to take time for yourself and to do anything but study.’
As well as remaining an active member of the PAM Society, Jonathon is making use of his alumni benefits, having signed up for a Hertfordshire Sports Village membership at a discounted rate.