Alumnae Prepare Students for Life at University

Senior School

On Friday 18th September, the Year 13s gained a real insight into what expect at University when three alumnae joined us virtually for a Tips for Uni forum when they discussed their first year or two of university with the students.

We were delighted to welcome, via the big screen, Alice Ponder (Class of 2018, History at Oxford), Aleksandra Kovaleva (class of 2019, Computer Science Foundation Year at Sheffield) and Ursula Perry (English at University College London). Sadly Anna Butler (class of 2019, Psychology with Integrated Year in Industry at Aberystwyth) was unable to join us at the last minute but sent her warmest wishes to all.

This lovely group of alumnae gave their advice and guidance about everything from choosing a course and university to making friends and joining clubs and societies to budgeting, cooking and of course studying. With representatives from such a wide range of courses and universities our students were able to learn about the importance of being self-motivated with regards to independent study and the benefits of fully utilising the help on offer from tutors and lecturers.

It was fantastic to hear how happy and settled our alumnae are at their chosen universities and how much they are enjoying not only their studies but also the other activities and opportunities on offer, despite the current challenges. We look forward to welcoming back the current Year 13s in a couple of years’ time to pass on their own wisdom to the years below!

In the meantime, it will be the turn of Oxford graduates Caroline Lear (Class of 2015, French and Spanish), Daniela Alvarez Garcia (Class of 2015, Philosophy Politics and Economics), Lizzie Dunn (Class of 2016, French and Spanish), Sarah Haynes (Class of 2017, Classics/Literae Humaniores) and Lana Firth (Class of 2017, Class II and English) to share their wisdom with our Aspire Group and we very much look forward to ‘seeing’ them then.

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