Careers and Higher Education Convention

Thursday 22 February 2018 

7pm - 9:30pm 

Open to pupils, parents and siblings in Upper IV to Upper VI (staff and their children welcome) 

Following a hugely successful event in 2016, Senior School pupils are once again invited to The Abbey's Careers and Higher Education Convention. The event is highly recommended for girls in Upper IV and above, whether considering GCSE subject choices, universities or possible careers. Pupils will be able to benefit from the advice and experience of over 30 Abbey alumnae and learn about the wealth of career opportunities available to them by speaking to, and hearing from, representatives from a wide range of industries and professions. There will also be opportunities to discuss subject choices and courses with leading universities from across the UK. 

A programme of talks will enable girls to hear about real-world experiences from representatives in different industries and at different stages in their careers - from a director of a groundbreaking charity to a consultant cardiologist. The provisional schedule of talks is as follows:

TimeTitle and Speaker
7.10 - 7.30pm
A future in Medicine - Dr Will Orr, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital
7.35 - 7.55pmMaking a difference (as well as a living) - Bodil Isaksen (2008), Programme Director, Unlocked Graduates
8.00 - 8.20pmA future in Law - Ellie Tayler (2010), Associate, Linklaters
8.25 - 8.45pmA future in Science and Engineering - Rachel Todd, Technology Strategy Coordinator, BP
8.50 - 9.10pmDon't worry if you haven't yet decided.... - Alastair Creamer, Founder, Eyes Wide Opened 

The industries and organisations already confirmed to be represented at the event include:

The following universities will also be attending:

Booking for this event should be made via the e-form that was sent out by Clarion on 26 January 2018.