Student Spotlight: Jen Neville


Jen Neville

Q: What city do you live in?


Q: What subject are you up to?

Subject 3 – Social Media Management

Q: What was your motivation for doing this course?

Having been in a Marketing role during the late 90’s then leaving the work force to have my family and be a stay at home mum for 12 years I found my Marketing skills completely out of date. Returning to a role in Marketing was going to be difficult if I did not update my skills.

Q: What have you found most interesting about the course?

Realising that your content can be presented in a much more dynamic and informative manner rather than just words on paper. We are able to engage with our audience from the get go and improve the journey we have with clients/customer easier than ever before.

Q: Do you have any awesome study tips to share?

Well, I’m a mum of three who works full time with a husband who has a very demanding job. I have found coming home and setting everyone up at the kitchen table with homework, including me, works well. Headphones on with LOUD music playing to drown out the cries of “Mum where is this” or “Darling what’s for dinner” works well too. I have learnt to be kind to myself and not stress about the house being not as organised. Continually reminding myself and my family that it will end!!

I also have a very supportive work place and wonderful team of people I work with. The online workshops have been a great way of remaining informed and keeping the spark for study going. When workshops are on during the day, my team know that if my headphones are on and the sign on my screen saying “I’m in a Class” is up, then they know that I am online, listening to the dulcet tones of Marek, the soothing voice of Sharna and now the explosive enthusiasm of Annette. Studying alone is hard yakka, anything I can do to connect with others on this journey is to my advantage.

Q: What has been your greatest achievement whilst doing the course so far?

Applying for a job in the Marketing team at my current employer and actually getting the job. My role is directly related to everything I am learning. My job satisfaction has risen (although so has the stress), I love what I do. Communications Coordinator is perfect for my personality and skill set.

Q: What do you hope to do after you finish the course?

Be better at what I am currently doing!!

Q: If you could invite 3 people to a dinner party (dead or alive) who would you invite?

Matt Preston, Matt Preston and Matt Preston!! I don’t need anyone else and I would probably not talk to him I would just watch him EAT!!

Q: Favourite social media platform and why?

LinkedIn – for work, seeing what others are doing in my industry and checking out the competition. Instagram for personal use – quick, to the point, easy to flick through and doesn’t take much effort.

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