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St Benedict's Virtual University Fair

The annual sixth form visit to the UCAS exhibition was replaced with the St Benedict's Virtual University Fair this year: with insight and advice from St Benedict's alumni in their first, second and final years at university, it was a great success!

St Benedict's Virtual Careers Fair
'Near peers': Old Priorians in their first year at Leeds, Liverpool, St Andrew's and Loughborough talk about university life in the pandemic

This online event, which ran throughout the afternoon of February 10th, launched the early stages of the Lower 6th journey into higher education applications. The Fair provided students with an overview of the application process and, perhaps most usefully of all, the chance to hear from former St Benedict's students in their first year (and the challenges of university life in a pandemic), their final year as they prepare for the workplace, and from Oxbridge and medical students. There were also presentations from the universities of Exeter and Nottingham, and on making applications to universities in North America and Europe.

With thanks to the Head of Careers, Mrs Hopgood, and to Mrs Norris for orchestrating this highly successful event.

St Benedict's Virtual Careers Fair
Liam and Emilia talk about life at medical school

1. Navigating the map

Introduction from Head of Careers, Mrs Sally Hopgood:

Differentiating 3 Cs - Campus, City, Collegiate

Uniquely London - UCL, KCL, Imperial, LSE, SOAS, QMC

Step by Step! Choices - University, Course rankings

St Benedict's Virtual Careers Fair
Oxbridge: application, interviews, study and collegiate life

2. University of Nottingham

Why Nottingham? Making a competitive application. Courses. Covid-21?

3. Near peers: University in the Time of Covid

Panel discussion with last year’s leavers

Rachel Hughes (St Andrew’s: History); Jak Mensah (Loughborough University: Mechanical Engineering with a placement year); Oscar Teeman (Liverpool University: Business Management); Issy Pye (Leeds University: Politics, Philosophy and Economics) 

4. University in N America: Over the Water: (+ Amsterdam, Ireland) Non-UCAS, non-UK applications

Presentation from The University Guys

St Benedict's Virtual Careers Fair
University study in N America and Europe

5. Final year at university: Journey’s End

What I learnt that wasn’t taught. Job applications. Placement years. Preparing for the workplace

Dulcie Godfrey OP 18 (Bristol University: English); Luke Campbell OP18 (Newcastle University: Maths with Finance); Sarah Phillip OP17 (Imperial College, London: Chemical Engineering); Calum Johannsen OP18 (Birmingham University: Business Management with Year in Industry) 

6. University of Exeter

Why Exeter? Making a competitive application. Campuses Devon and Cornwall. Covid 21?

7. The Oxbridge/Medic Pathway

Panel discussion with Liam Carty-Howe OP 17 (Bristol: Medicine); Emilia McFadzean OP 20 (Imperial College, London: Medicine); Paulina Sienniak OP19 (Oxford: Classical Archaeology); Lorcan O'Brien OP 18 (Oxford: Theology and Philosophy); Aine McColgan OP 18 (Cambridge: Natural Sciences)

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