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Careers

The Careers Department ensures that all pupils are kept fully up to date with the most recent careers information, so that they can make well informed decisions about their next steps after St Benedict’s. There are lunchtime career talks, including ‘Life as a Lawyer’, ‘Careers in Oil and Gas’ and ‘How to make your CV stand out from the crowd,’ and a plethora of career related visits, activities and events for all year groups.

There are regular careers interviews with Lower 6th students and parents. Upper 6th students are given guidance when making their university and course choices, and closely supported throughout the application process.

Sally Hopgood
Careers Advisor, Sally Hopgood, with a Sixth Form student

Oxbridge, Medicine and Veterinary applicants

Potential candidates for these highly competitive fields are identified several years before applications are made, and are given the tutorial and interview preparation they need.

In partnership with St Benedict’s alumni

The Careers Department works closely with the Development Office, in order to draw on the extensive and impressive experience of St Benedict’s alumni. Our alumni are extremely generous in giving their time, advice and work experience opportunities to St Benedict’s pupils, and are hugely involved in delivering the biennial St Benedict’s Career Fair and a Networking and Mentoring programme.

Higher Education Destinations

University Destinations 2017

Destination Course
Aston University, Birmingham Business and Supply Chain Management
Bangor Marine Biology
Bath Mathematics
Birmingham Classics
  Political Science and International Relations
Birmingham City University Criminology
Brighton Business with Finance
  Business
Bristol Medicine - MBChB Standard entry (5 years)
  English
Bristol University of the West of England Sport Rehabilitation
  Criminology 
  Geography
Cardiff Geology
  Sociology
  Religion and Theology
  Economics/History
  Ancient History
  Environmental Geography
Cardiff University Metropolitan University Business and Management Studies (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation)
City University, London Mechanical Engineering  
Durham Theology and Religion
  Chemistry (Industrial)
  Geography
Exeter English
  Politics and Sociology
Glasgow English Literature
  Geography 
  History
Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh International Business Management with Marketing
Imperial College, London University Computing
  Materials Science and Engineering
  Design Engineering
Institute of Contemporary Music - Performance Creative Musicianship
KCL School of Design War Studies
Keele Biochemistry
King's College London University International Management
  Theology
Kingston University Economics
Leeds Classical Literature and Philosophy
  Classical Civilisation
  Management
Liverpool History and Economics
Liverpool John Moores Drama and English
Loughborough  International Business
  Sport and Exercise Science
Manchester Biomedical Sciences with Industrial/Professional Experience 
  Geography
  Engineering 
Manchester Metropolitan University  Mechanical Engineering
Newcastle Economics
  Ancient History
Nottingham Philosophy
  Modern Languages with Business
  Geography with Business
  Geography with Business
  Philosophy
  Politics and International Relations
  Geography
  Film and Television Studies and American Studies
  Politics and International Relations
  American and Canadian Literature, History and Culture
Nottingham Trent University International Business
  Business
Oxford Brooks University International Business Management
  Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Queen Mary's University of London Biology
Queen's Belfast Law
Reading Geography (Human)
  Art and Psychology
Roehampton University English Literature
Royal Holloway College, London University Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  Business and Management (Year in Business)
  Human Geography
Royal Veterinary College, University of London Veterinary Medicine
San Pablo CEU University in Madrid Physiotherapy  
Sheffield Chemical Engineering
  Economics
  French and Economics
Sheffield Hallam University Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Southampton Music and Business Management
Surrey Chemical Engineering
Sussex Geography
  Art History
Swansea Business Management
University College, University of London Urban Planning, Design and Management
  Engineering (Mechanical)
University of East Anglia History
Warwick Automotive Engineering
  Mathematics and Physics
  Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Economics
  Economics
  Engineering
York Social and Political Sciences
  Computer Science
  Economics

University Destinations 2016

Destination

Course

The Academy of Contemporary Music

Music Performance - Vocals / Singing (Music Industry Practice)

Anglia Ruskin University

Business Management

Bangor University

Geography

University of Bath

Education with Psychology (Full-Time)

The University of Birmingham

History

 

Drama and English

 

Drama and Theatre Arts

 

History

 

Geography

Bridge Theatre School

Performing Arts

University of Bristol

Economics and Finance

 

Law

 

Classical Studies

 

Computer Science

 

Geography

 

Geography

 

Social Policy

University of Brighton

International Business (4-year sandwich)

Bristol, University of the West of England

Accounting and Finance

City University London

Politics

Coventry University

Health and Life Science (Foundation)

Durham University

General Engineering

University of Edinburgh

Ancient and Medieval History

 

History

University of Exeter

Geography (Science)

 

Philosophy and Sociology with Study Abroad (4 years)

Goldsmiths, University of London

Music

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Mechanical Engineering

King's College London

Biomedical Science

 

Classical Studies

 

Chemistry

University of Kent

English and American Literature and Creative Writing

Kingston University

Foundation Art

Loughborough University

Physics

 

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

University of Leeds

History

University of Leicester

Medicine

University of Liverpool

Law

 

Ancient History

 

Marketing

University of Manchester

Geography

 

International Management with American Business Studies

 

Social Anthropology

 

International Business, Finance and Economics

 

Social Anthropology

 

Biochemistry (4 years) [MSci]

Manchester Metropolitan University

Sociology

 

Economics

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Medicine

University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Economics and Finance

 

Geography and Planning

 

Earth Science

University of Nottingham

Sociology

 

Ancient History and History

 

Geography

 

English with Creative Writing

 

Theology and Religious Studies

 

Archaeology and Classical Civilisation

Oxford University

Chemistry

 

Philosophy and Theology

 

Medicine

Oxford Brookes University

International Foundation Arts, Humanities and Law

 

Economics, Finance and International Business

University of Reading

Geography (Physical)

Royal Holloway, University of London

Geography

Roehampton University

Sociology

Sheffield Hallam University

Architecture

University of Southampton

Politics

University of Surrey

Veterinary Medicine and Science

 

Biochemistry

 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Sussex

Psychology with Economics

 

Social Sciences (with a foundation year)

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Biosciences with a Foundation Year

Swansea University

War and Society

University of Warwick

History and Politics

 

International Management (including year abroad)

 

Economics

 

English Literature and Creative Writing

The University of York

Economics