Musician Paul faces new challenge


Paul Shenton, 25, is currently studying a part-time foundation degree in Business Management, offered jointly by the University of Wolverhampton Business School and City of Wolverhampton College.Paul Shenton

At the same time, he is working full time as a Civil Servant and plays guitar and sings lead vocals in his punk rock band, Even Atlas.

Paul, from Wombourne, decided to return to higher education to gain a qualification, but needed to fit it around his full-time job. He also thought it would be a good idea to gain some new skills after hearing about the current economic situation.

He said: “It is hard juggling everything, so you really need to prioritise things. I am enjoying the course – there is a professional atmosphere in the lectures, which are held at the college. There is also a great mix of ages in the group. I wanted to upskill for my career, but the economic climate was also a consideration.”

Julian Hollington, Course Leader at the College, said: “Paul is an excellent student, and a great example of someone who has left school and been working for a few years and decided to come back to higher education. He is managing to successfully combine working full-time, playing in a band and studying part-time.”

Richard Williams, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Wolverhampton Business School, said the course was also available full time and students who completed the foundation degree could top up to a BA (Hons) at the University.

For more information about the foundation degree in Business Management, contact Julian Hollington on 01902 317569 or email

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