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Students Explore Their Futures

Over three quarters of the delegates at the bustling, well-attended annual Careers Evening last week were former pupils, returning to LEH to talk to current students about life after School.

Between them the 65 delegates represented 45 different careers, ranging from the Arts to the Civil Service, and from Engineering to Marketing and so much more. There were also two breakout Q&A sessions covering Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science and Law.

Mrs Hampstead, Head of Higher Education and Careers, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to host such an amazing group of inspirational guests. They all had such a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with the 300 plus pupils who attended from the U5 and the Sixth Form at LEH and Hampton School. We are extremely grateful to all the delegates who attended and hope that the pupils gained a lot from the event.”

Career Ambassador pupils Heidi and Jin Hee, both in the L6, wrote a lively account of the event: “The wide range of expertise represented ensured that there really was something for everyone. With each delegate having an individual desk, students were able to ask specific questions and engage in one-on-one conversations, allowing them to get a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of the careers they were interested in.

“There were also two separate break-out rooms dedicated to law and medicine, set out as discussion panels, that allowed students to listen to each other’s questions, perhaps prompting them to consider an aspect of a career they wouldn’t otherwise have thought of.

“Hearing from so many of our alumnae was truly inspiring and helped make the jump from A levels to finding a career seem more achievable. We would really recommend this event to everyone in Year 11 to 13. It doesn’t matter how far along you are in choosing your career, as the delegates are open to answering all your questions.”

Communications Strategist Hannah Fox, Class of 1993, who specialises in PR for the not-for-profit sector, was one of the delegates and said afterwards: “It was genuinely an absolute pleasure to be part of the careers evening. I was enormously impressed with the young women I met. Many were very passionate about working in the charity sector and/or politics in a way that reminded me of how I felt back when I was at LEH.  It was wonderful to hear such commitment to having a positive impact on society from such bright and thoughtful young people. I feel inspired to know there is so much talent and enthusiasm from those who will, in no time at all, be our future leaders.”

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