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Why did you choose Reigate College?

I wanted more independence in my working and school life.

How and why did you decide which subjects to study?

I knew I wanted to do something involved with Engineering in the future and so Maths and Physics were obvious choices. I did Computer Science at GCSE and really enjoyed it, so wanted to continue with it at A Level.

How did you find the move from school to College?

The workload is greater, but my subject teachers and the College gave me advice and resources to help me organise my time. When it came to the social aspect of College, it was very easy to make friends because everybody is new, and people are very friendly.

What extra-curricular activities have you been involved in?

The main one I do is Netball and I thoroughly enjoy it. It’s great to have another way of socialising with people who don’t necessarily do the same subjects as you.

I’m also part of the Women in STEM Aspire pathway. Being one of only a few girls doing male-dominated subjects can be weird, so it’s nice sitting down and talking to other girls who do similar subjects and have similar aspirations. The extra sessions have helped me build my confidence which, in turn, pushes me to be the best I can be in my classes.

What are your plans for the future?

My plan is to study Engineering Management.

Maeve, 2022

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