06 Mar

University and Careers Evening

Just before we broke up for half term, Lower Sixth students and their parents were invited to the annual KEHS University and Careers Information Evening held at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. Mrs Clark introduced the evening and welcomed our visiting speakers from a number of institutions, before Mr Roderick Smith (Director of Admissions at the University of Birmingham) gave the plenary talk about how to make a good university application. Girls were then able to choose to attend a variety of talks from The Medic Portal, Nottingham, Cardiff, LSE and Cambridge. Students heard about applying to studying medicine, as well as learning about the benefits of studying the Arts and Humanities. Students also had the chance to find out about apprenticeships and the School Leaver Programme at PwC; this is a real alternative to going to university. The evening provided a great opportunity for students to hear from admissions experts and to ask questions about applications, open days and learn about other initiatives such as LSE’s Lecture Series. The Careers Department would like to thank all KEHS staff who helped during the event, the Dining Hall for the wonderful catering and the team at the RPAC for their fantastic organisation.