Press Releases 2017

UWTSD graduate celebrates overcoming dyslexia with a degree and a job in Dubai

11.07.2017

A UWTSD Business Management graduate who overcame dyslexia, is celebrating his degree and a new job with the Berkeley Group in Dubai.

Jermayne Pryce will fly to Dubai today (July 11), to take up a position as a business development manager. He was diagnosed with dyslexia during his first year at UWTSD, and said he wanted to thank staff at the University for supporting and guiding him through his studies.

"I have had such great hands-on support throughout my time here,” said Jermayne. “It started with my diagnosis and has continued all the way through. I cannot thank my tutors enough and my support worker Hannah John, someone was always available to help me. Of course, there were times that I really struggled, but I was encouraged to persevere. And I am so glad I did! I am excited to be travelling to work in Dubai and I feel like the world is my oyster.

"I travelled to London for the interview with the Berkeley Group and was so pleased when I was told I had the job. My family is so proud of me. I would tell others in the same position with dyslexia, not to give up, no matter how hard things get, as if you work hard and stay committed and get good hands-on support, a good career is achievable.”

Jermayne, who is from Birmingham, said he chose UWTSD as staff were the first to respond to his request for information about his degree course.

"I looked at staying locally initially, but then I started to look further afield too,” he said. "I contacted a few universities and said I would go to the one that contacted me straight away, and that was UWTSD.

“I was juggling several jobs, before I decided I want to return to my studies and take up a course at university. I was working in a nightclub, helping to run a play scheme for children and working in a shop. But I knew I wanted to build a career that would take me places. And my studies at UWTSD has helped me achieve that.”

Dr Maggie Inman, Head of UWTSD’s Business School said: "Jermayne has worked incredibly hard to achieve such success. The lecturers invest a lot of time with all their students, embedding employability skills within all modules. It is particularly pleasing when students like Jermayne secure prestigious job roles as a result of their studies at Swansea Business School, UWTSD.” 

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