A talk from Old Dolphin Helen Hardy was the perfect start to a week designed to shine a spotlight on careers. Currently working as Digital Collections Programme Manager at the Natural History Museum, Helen reassured students about life beyond Godolphin and Latymer and shared her experience of developing a transferable skill set to work in a range of industries. We look forward to drawing on the digital archives she has curated to further enhance the learning possibilities offered by Biology's informal learning space made possible by the Annual Fund Programme.
On Tuesday evening, Lower Sixth students and their parents enjoyed learning more about studying and applying for a range of subjects at university from staff at the annual Higher Education Forum. Furthermore, students were inspired to consider careers in engineering by a representative from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and also given the opportunity to hear about the benefits of pursuing an interdisciplinary degree programme, such as BASc Arts & Sciences, from a visiting speaker from UCL. Students are now looking forward to discussing their ideas and aspirations in individual meetings with members of the Higher Education and Careers team.
The Higher Education and Careers team together with the Heads of Art, Drama, History of Art and Music were very excited to launch the first ever 'Arts Cafe' attended by both Middle School and Sixth Form students. Students had individual discussions with staff over coffee and heard from Old Dolphins about their experiences of working in the creative industries. It was a great opportunity for students to reflect on how to draw on creative subjects to support them in realising their ambitions to pursue a wide range of Higher Education pathways.