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Sixth Form Students Look Beyond Bolton School

Thursday, 15 June 2017

  • Beyond Bolton School - medics debate
  • Beyond Bolton School - careers chat
  • Beyond Bolton School - Steph Foster
  • Beyond Bolton School - Old Boy Nathan Brennan

Girls in Year 12 were encouraged to look beyond Bolton School during a day organised by the Careers Department. Numerous guests were invited to speak to the students about their plans for the future.

There were representatives from Manchester University, the University of Nottingham, Edge Hill University, Lancaster University, the University of York, Glasgow University and the University of Aberdeen, offering sessions on personal statements, student life, budgeting, interview practise and various other elements relating to applying to and studying at university. There were also talks on enhancing employability.

For those considering a career in medicine, UCLAN had arranged a workshop in which students debated whether teenagers should be allowed to make their own decisions about medical care and treatment. This was a really useful and interesting session, offering girls the chance to consider the legal and ethical implications of this question and others like it.

Career coach and business owner Steph Foster gave Year 12 students an interactive talk on ‘Deciding on your Future’. She gave advice on CVs, including how best to present information and what to include, and gave tips on how to approach the often-complex application and interview process. Old Boy Nathan Brennan returned to the School to talk about volunteering with Projects Abroad. He was able to speak from personal experience about how rewarding and enlightening he found his experiences. There were also talks on the Deloitte Scholars Scheme, on the Erasmus Scheme and studying abroad as part of a degree, and on apprenticeship opportunities in investment and stockbroking.

All of the girls were given a session in which to register for UCAS, ready for potential university applications in Year 13, and another session to conduct personal research based on their own plans for the future.

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