English and Media host Careers Event
Students had recently the opportunity to speak and take part in several English and Media careers activities which will help guide and promote them to think about their futures.
Our students were delighted by the talk given by Holly Jones, broadcast journalist for the BBC who spoke about how she started in her career and gave advice to students wanting to work in media.
We were also joined by former WQE student Kay Henderson who finished her A-levels with us in 2013 and progressed to university to study English. Kay now works in Marketing for NFU Mutual, she spoke about the pathway she took to working in this field and advice to students about their potential career options.
One of students had this to say about the events:
The media and journalism careers event was useful in that it allowed us to meet people in the industry that we want to go into. I think it was especially helpful that they were close to our age group as it provided an example of people who have been able to graduate from university and go into the field that they want to. The most important thing I took away from the workshop was the importance to be proactive and that although grades do matter the people who are most successful are the ones with the most experience and passion. I also appreciate the help and advice the speakers gave and their willingness to help us achieve our goals in whichever way they could.
The event coincided with the AoC’s #LoveOurColleges week, recognising the great work our teachers and support staff do to help students realise their potential, going above and beyond their job role.