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Aspiring Futures Evening

Careers advice from businesses and universities for Year 11 and Sixth Form

 Exeter & Cambridge Universities talk to students & parents

The Aspiring Futures Evening held on 30th September in the Hogarth Building saw an impressive number of businesses, universities and colleges meet with Year 11 and Sixth Form students and their parents for an evening designed to provide students with more information to help them make the best decisions on what they will do when they leave Heston.

 IBM with studentsAs well as exhibitors speaking to students and parents there were also a number of presentations throughout the evening covering the following topics: Medicine, Applying to University and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). A number of ex-students from Imperial College also talked about their experiences in both applying to university and life at university.

 Oxford University standMiss Jenny Bowton, Careers Coordinator and organiser of the evening said: “This was first ever Aspiring Futures Evening at the School.  It was a real pleasure to see the high level of engagement from both students and their parents as they visited stalls from universities, colleges, apprenticeship providers and businesses.  Parents and students were very appreciative of the opportunity the evening offered them to gather so much information at one venue.  Exhibitors commented on how polite and friendly our students were.  After this success, we look forward to staging the event again next year.”

 Newcastle University STEM room
Thank you to all our exhibitors and speakers:

The following universities attended: Bristol University, Brunel University Cambridge University, Exeter University, Kings College University, St Mary’s University, Roehampton University, City University, Oxford University, Royal Holloway University, University of Greenwich, University of the Arts

The following businesses attended: Barclays Bank, Metro Bank, BskyB, DHL, Cisco, IBM, GSK, NHS

The following colleges and organisations attended: College of Law, West Thames College, Richmond College, Uxbridge College, STEM ambassadors, Connexions and Apprenticeships

 Brunel University DHL talk to students