Building on a strong foundation

Kris alumni

Kris worked in care for 12 years, progressing from care assistant to management, when one day ARU made contact with his workplace to discuss the option of studying for a foundation degree.

Kris jumped at the chance.

“University was never really on the cards for me – [so] I took the opportunity when it came and tried my best to make the most out of it and not take it for granted. I read a lot of books, I researched and did work on my own business ideas; I spoke to and got advice from tutors – basically anything I could do to be proactive in my own progression."

Towards the end of his foundation degree, Kris was given the option to stay on to convert the degree into a full bachelors. He graduated from ARU with a First Class Honours in Management.

“I proved most importantly to myself that in fact, most things are possible with hard work and a good plan in place; I had all of this new-found knowledge, and I knew that I had a responsibility to myself to apply it – so I started applying for jobs in the music industry.”

And now? Well, Kris is Managing Director of PROLIFIC, an artist and brand agency.

Kris studied BA (Hons) Management at ARU. Interested in following in his footsteps? We have spaces available for September 2021: browse our Clearing vacancies and apply online today.