East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Jonathan Hammond

Student Set To Kick Off A New Future In Business

Mon, 2015-03-23 16:02

An East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student is looking to kick off an exciting future in the world of football-related business.

Jonathan Hammond, 17, from Peterlee, joined the College’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy back in September, but had no plans to go to university once finishing the course, aiming to complete his education and head off into the world of work.

But earlier this year Jonathan attended a talk by staff from the University College of Football Business (UCFB) and his plans changed completely.

He was really impressed with what the staff had to say and his mind was completely made-up after he attended a tour of the university’s London campus at the iconic home of football, Wembley Stadium.

Jonathan has now had his place confirmed on a Stadium & Events Management Undergraduate Degree course starting in September 2015.

Jonathan is determined to complete his PJEA course at East Durham College with top honours before he heads for London.

Jonathan said: “I never had any plans to go to university, the Peter Jones course at the College was going to be my last step on education before I went out to find a job.

“But I have had such a brilliant time on my course so I want to progress onto the next level of training.

“When I talked to the staff from UCFB I was really impressed with what they had to say and when I visited the facilities I was overawed by it all.

“I am now looking to complete my PJEA course here at East Durham College with the best results possible and then get started on my course at UCFB.”

East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy lecturer Jill Campbell added: “Jonathan is a fantastic student and has been performing to the highest ability on the course.

“Jonathan was dead set against the idea of university so this is a huge turnaround for him.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Jonathan to get onto a brilliant degree course at a really exciting university. I am sure he will go on and achieve great success when he joins there in September.”

For more information on Peter Jones Enterprise Academy courses at East Durham College contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.