Scott Jones

Qualification & subject:
Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Sport Performance (Level 6 entry)

I’ve been on a crazy journey, but I think I’ve proved I’m always up for a challenge. I can’t believe how quickly I’ve developed during my time here. I’ve had to put in a lot of effort and Hartpury has really supported me throughout.

My Hartpury story

I was a talented school athlete, but my world was turned upside down when three strokes and a later shoulder injury left me unable to walk and do certain sports.

With Hartpury’s support I began rowing. I broke world records and placed myself firmly in contention for selection for the 2020 Paralympics.

I always knew my progress would slow, but it happened much sooner than expected. Unfortunately, just months after breaking my world record, I had to face the fact I could no longer perform.

That was a challenging time but the support Hartpury gave me throughout it all – academically and personally – set me on the road back to health.

The path I’m now on is not the one I set out on, but its’s exciting all the same. I’m on the BBC Graduate Talent Scheme, working on shows like Sports Personality of the Year and the 2020 Olympic Games.

It’s an incredible opportunity that I wouldn’t have been able to achieve without Hartpury.

My future career will have a positive impact, and that’s down to the hard work we’ve all put in over the last five years.