Perry Scott (2007 – 2011)

Alumnus, Perry Scott

Perry attended The Denes from 2007–2011. He is currently studying in his final year of an economics degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Perry is very proud of his connection to The Denes.

Perry told us: “I have recently completed a placement year as a policy advisor for the Vice-Chancellor of the University, and have had the pleasure of completing an internship at University Alliance in Whitehall, Westminster. My internship role consisted of providing research to inform the political strategy of universities and promote the fantastic research taking place in universities in the UK. This was a great experience because not only did I spend a lot of time around the latest technology (I have been lucky enough to meet the latest high-tech robots!) but my office was on the same road as Number 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament (a place I seemed to spend a lot of my time!).

“I look back fondly upon my time at Denes as it was a place where I developed my passions for Business, Geography and English. I recall many great memories representing the school in a variety of sports such as football, cricket and hockey, but the greatest was scoring a hat-trick against Lynn Grove in a 3-0 win in the quarter finals of the cup and celebrating on the mini bus home!

We asked Perry if he had a message for our students. This is what he said: “I encourage all of you to pursue what you want to do, do not follow the herd. There are some fantastic opportunities out there, and with the right attitude and commitment you can reach them. I was the first in my family to go to university and I have learnt that taking opportunities creates further opportunities – keep on meeting people and setting the right impression and you will go a long way in the future.”

October 2015


We’re really proud to share Perry’s latest news.

Perry recently started his Masters Degree in Public Policy at the London School of Economics. Perry told us: “It’s very challenging, but I’m enjoying studying at one of the best universities in the world! Alongside my degree, I have been working as a Student Enquiries Advisor in London which involves encouraging and helping 16-18 year olds apply for university. I have also recently been approached to work for ITV as an Economics Research Assistant. Working for the Economics Editor, Noreena Hertz, I help produce stories on politics and the economy for ITV News. It is a very interesting role and I have learnt a lot from researching all of the topics – I really like turning the TV on in the evening and seeing my research on the 10 O’Clock news! Around 5 million people tune in every night to watch, so it’s great to know that my work is having an impact.”

Congratulations to Perry for this fantastic and inspirational achievement.

November 2016

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