Joe Newton

Entrepreneurship Placement

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Joe Newton, BSc Sports Science 2016-2019

“You don’t have to be a business graduate to be part of an organisation. You can apply your skills from other courses or disciplines and be involved in coming up with different solutions for the business and clients.”

Joe attended a number of entrepreneurship sessions to learn more about business and the skills needed. In 2018, he entered “The Big Pitch” competition and pitched his idea in front an esteemed panel, which involved technology that measures resistance in water sports activities, which could also be applied clinically to prevent elderly people from falling. He won a four week internship with Degree 53, a digital agency in Manchester and a business of choice, due to matching his technology interest and access to range of departments.