Wednesday 25 July 2018

First Class Honours in Music Management, UWL

University of West London, Wembley Stadium 

As I reflect upon my time spent at UWL, what I continually go back to is when I first decided to apply to study Music Management. My college teacher sat me down and said, some people start their personal statement with quotes or bios about themselves if they are stuck. I researched some quotes and found one which stopped me in my tracks; it was why I wanted to study my course.

'At the end of the day, I want the music industry to be larger than what it is today.' Daniel Ek, Founder of Spotify.

It is a quote that followed me through my whole journey at UWL, It reminded me that the music industry doesn't have boundaries and that there are entrepreneurial opportunities as well as option for growth into markets such as influencer marketing.

It would be easy to sit and write and say that the three years were plain sailing, but that would not be fair. There were friends gained and lost, I fell in love but out of love with myself and spent a lot of my months struggling to get into the right 'academic' mindset. Throughout my sixth form life I consistently felt like I was not smart enough, or that because I panic in exams that meant I am not academic. It was not until going to college to study business as well as starting my blog, youtube and social media platforms, that I realised there was more to me.

I have always been the type of human that likes to explore opportunities and work myself silly. In second year of university I decided to get involved with the beginnings of a music magazine at my university ( of which I am immensely proud of everyone who created it and got involved. Academically in first and second year I did very well, to the point where I decided - do you know what in third year lets get a part time job at a huge tech company, run a magazine, maintain a relationship and friendships as well as gaining a first class honours. I was certainly ambitious.

I feel like I could go into detail about the modules I liked and didn't, lectures that I adored and others I questioned. But at this point in my development It feels more important to focus on what opportunities UWL gave me, and whether I feel more equipped for the outside world. The truth Is I do, the people I have met along the way have seen my potential, they have pushed me to be the best version of myself and strive for not only the best grades but the best life.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, ya girl got a first class honours degree in music management with the music management prize for my dissertation.


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