A bit about Pete…

So what does your job actually involve? Tell us all about it!

My focus is on building out TSR’s social learning tools, guiding our team in creating a community that produces great learning content to share with each other. Delivering on our KPI’s and complimenting TSR. With my Finance Director hat on I keep the business on an even keel ensuring we retain a solid financial position whilst delivering a fast growth strategy.

What's the most unique part of your role at The Student Room?

Managing such a diverse collection of staff across Finance, Operations and TSR Learning requires a unique ability to flip from a financial conversation to a marketing discussion to an advertising optimisation plan very quickly. Such variety in my work ensures there is a new and exciting challenge every day and I am able to share experiences across the teams to everyone’s benefit.

What do you find most exciting about working in the student & youth market?

I love fast paced environments and being able to really help students in some of the toughest times of their life. Helping one student to pass one exam is great but helping thousands of students across almost any subject to help each other is even better. It’s not just education... things are tough sometimes and TSR is there no matter what is troubling someone....sharing can really help.

If you could give your student self one piece of advice what would it be?

Trust your own judgement, it’s actually quite good.... and try different learning styles - sticking to traditional text books isn’t always the best or the most fun way to learn. Be passionate in what you do, that’s what makes you work at your best. If you need help ASK! discussing problems with your classmates really does make things easier. But most importantly enjoy student life... it’s AWESOME!!!