Last week, was the second session of Upper Fifth careers talks. Girls were offered the opportunity to attend talks in Engineering, Medicine and Investment Banking. Mike Walmsley, of Metaswitch Networks, spoke about the various fields and sub-specialities of Engineering. Dr Iftikhar Ahmad, a Consultant Psychiatrist, gave students an insight into his work in mental health, as well as working as a medic more generally. Andrew Raca inspired girls seeking to learn more about the world of ‘big money’ and about the opportunities for women wanting to break into the finance sector in a variety of roles. Frankie York (OE 2017) also came back to School to talk to any students who were interested to hear about her studies at the University of Manchester. She is about to embark on her second year reading International Disaster Management & Humanitarian Response and Spanish. As well as explaining the content of this interesting and interdisciplinary degree, Frankie touched on the usefulness of many A Level subjects to her course, including Geography, Economics, History, RS and Modern Languages. She also spoke about her time in Peru and Chile as part of her gap year, which informed her enthusiasm for continuing with Spanish at university. Frankie will spend her third year abroad and hopes to return to Latin America to work with an NGO.
It has been wonderful to see our International Exchange Programme resume this academic year, providing a handful of Upper Fourth students the incredible opportunity to