Herman Foss

Herman Foss graduated from Aber with a degree in Business Administration in 1993. 

What do you remember most about your time at Aber?

Education-wise I remember the relaxed though focused atmosphere of the lecture theatres, and rifling through bookshelves and piles of books in the library. Besides that, the social aspects of joining student clubs and societies - Hockey and RocSoc on my part - swimming and playing squash, student flat life with the establishment of some life-long cross-border friendships, the seafront, downtown second hand book shops, Andy's Records, and Heron Music (where I bought several instruments over my three years in Aber).

What are you doing now career-wise and how has your Aberystwyth Degree helped?

Since 1994, I have been working at TONO, the Norwegian performing rights society, of which the last 10+ years with online music services. I have also been politically active with the Norwegian Progress Party (liberal in European sense). A broad university education from Aber covering business law, international marketing, economics, politics, philosophy and several other subjects has contributed to a stable platform for both my work with the music rights business and my political work.

What advice would you have for a student doing your course now?

Try to cover in your selection of subjects both what you need, what you want and what you don't know if you need or want. Take advice but also dare to take some unexpected choices of your own. Enjoy the experience of learning and know that all the knowledge and experience of success and of failure through your Aber time is valuable. Have no fear.