Lower Sixth students took a day’s break from timetabled lessons on Thursday 28th June to attend a series of talks and workshops offering targeted advice about their next steps.
Talks included “How to write a successful application for university”, “Applying to Oxbridge” and “Non-university progression routes”. There were also practical workshops to help them get underway with the process, as well as advice on finance and budgeting.
In the afternoon, a number of subject/industry focused sessions were held giving specific advice for applying to study particular subjects and working in particular industries. External speakers included Anne Rodell, University of Law (Law), Reigate College alumni Sam Murphy and Laing O’Rourke (Engineering), Debbi Atkinson, University of Portsmouth (Nursing/Midwifery) and Susan Taylor, St Mary’s University (Primary Teaching).
Parents were also invited to an evening careers event giving information on non-university pathways, such as apprenticeships and employment opportunities. Exhibitors included EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Nestlé, Total Gas and Power, Unilever and Willis Towers Watson, and there was a presentation from Sue Taylor of ALP Surrey specifically about apprenticeships.
Our thanks to everyone involved and especially to the Careers team for organising the event.
Take a look at the Alternatives to Higher Education presentation.
For the latest opportunities and news from the Careers team, see the weekly Careers bulletin.