BA (Hons) Law & Social Sciences
In 2010, Ross signed up for a lengthy course with the Open University, which led to him gaining BA (Hons) Degree in 2016.
Ross has always had a strong interest in the law and although leaving it late in life, he decided now was the right time to begin his first period of study since leaving school at the age of 16!
With particular interests in copyright law, contracts and family law, he recently attended a careers evening at the Inner Temple in London, meeting well known barristers and QC's to discuss a possible future at the Bar. (Although he is quick to point out that his songwriting his still his main focus and love, currently!) He has already undertaken mini-pupillage assignments and was recently shortlisted to become a Justice of the Peace (magistrate)!
He also studied Social Sciences, which encompasses how laws are made, the work of think tanks, research bodies, research and digital marketing, including blogging and social media.
He admits however that music copyright law is the more probable area he would aim at if deciding to follow a career in law in later life. Mixing his vast experience within the music industry gained over many years, with his new knowledge of the legal side of the business, would seem to be an ideal mix.
He admits that study hasn't been easy especially after so long away from a full time education but is happy to have proved a few people wrong by graduating!
Ross also believes that by combining his experience in Sales and Business Development with his new Law qualification, he could work as a BDM within a law firm or chambers and encourages firms to get in touch.