Thank you to our B6 Alumni studentsDate Posted: 28/05/2021 | Posted In: Alumni, Student News
As we enter our final term before the summer, we want to celebrate and acknowledge all of the brilliant staff, students, external companies, guest lecturers that have contributed to a great start of the summer term.
The Sixth Form would like to say a HUGE thank you on behalf of our B6 Careers team to our members of our B6 Alumni who have been in touch with The Sixth Form, in a virtual format, to deliver various sessions for our current students, or contributed written pieces of work, and become involved with our events so far, this academic year. It has been great to hear from previous students and learn what they are currently doing in their lives.
Jaiesh gave a detailed talk to our budding first-year medics, outlining the whole process of applying for Medicine, covering work experience, personal statements UCAT, multiple mini interviews and more. He gave our students an insight into life as a third-year medical student at The University of Manchester. Jaiesh is also helping us out with our new Medics Academy for the next intake of first-year students.
Amy, is currently studying English at The University of Manchester and has done lots of great things to support The Sixth Form since leaving us. This year, Amy has been kind enough to put her video-making skills to the test by creating a short piece for our current RAY students. Our RAY programme is a ‘Raising Aspirations in Youth’ programme for Year 9 and Year 10 pupils, who get to take part in a range of activities and develop their understanding of Sixth Form life. Despite the pandemic, we were still able to deliver RAY via an online platform and Amy’s inspirational video formed part of our ‘Career Detective’ session.
Lewis is a third-year student at Edge Hill University studying Paramedic Science. Lewis gave two talks to our Public Services and Health & Social Care students for National Careers Week. He gave a fascinating insight into his life as a student paramedic, how COVID has impacted this, and his plans as he nears completion of his degree. He also gave some brilliant hints and tips to our students for their university applications and interviews.
Hamzah is undertaking a Digital & Technology Degree Apprenticeship at Cisco, and delivered a talk to our current students as part of National Careers Week in March. He provided reassurance to our students as he understood the uncertainty that students may face when leaving The Sixth Form, however, he took a gap year and secured a job at The Apple Store.
First-year EPQ students and members of the Honours Programme were delighted with the visit by former B6 student, Dr Jack Howe, who is a biology researcher at University of Oxford Department of Zoology. Dr Howe presented on his illustrious career in science which has taken him from studying in Oxford and Copenhagen and is now researching evolution and maintenance of cooperative groups. In addition to being given a glimpse into Dr Howe’s research which is now venturing into examining areas such as the environmental impact of climate change, students benefited from the opportunity to ask questions and engaged Dr Howe regarding social and academic life at Oxford, the application and interview process and preparing for an academic career.
Itunuoluwa Abass & Safiyyah Mohamed
Itunuoluwa and Safiyyah were interviewed as the very first guests on our new Careers Podcast. Safiyyah is on an AAT Apprenticeship at Haines Watts and Itunuoluwa is studying Accounting and Finance at Liverpool John Moores, so we created a podcast titled ‘University vs Apprenticeship’ which is helping our students to consider which pathway they may be best suited to, and learning more about the pros and cons of each option.
You can learn more about what our inspirational B6 Alumni students have been up to since leaving The Sixth Form Bolton by visiting our NEW B6 Alumni page. Once again, we would like to say a special thank you to all of those who have taken part in events and spoken to our students virtually.
Find out more about our B6 Careers team HERE.