26th September 2000




Spice Girl by night and IT expert by day, Bryn Abbott has returned to the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside this week after spending his year out working for Hull firm Croda Universal.


Before 33-year-old Bryn decided to train for a ‘proper job’ he worked full-time as an entertainer with popular local show band Housequake. Over the last year he has fitted performing around his busy work schedule.


The Business and IT undergraduate is now entering his final year at ULH after spending the last year with Croda, who have offered him a full-time job when he graduates.


Housequake tours nationally and internationally and Bryn went from IT network administrator one minute to a range of personalities including the Spice Girls the next.


“I’ve been with Housequake for 10 years and we’ve toured all over the world, but I got to the point where I knew I wouldn’t want to be doing it at 50,” said Bryn, from Albert Avenue, Hull.


“I wish I’d gone to university when I was younger, but thanks to the support of lecturers such as John Levac who leads the computing side of my degree I’ve able to move on.”


It was John who recommended a placement, and although Croda offered to take him on straight away in the IT department it was his boss who recommended he stay at university.


“My manager suggested that finishing my degree was definitely the best option, and now I have the knowledge that when I graduate I’ll have a job to go to,” he added.




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