Last week, pupils from fourth and fifth year embarked on a series of careers events and activities designed to equip the senior girls with the necessary information and advice to help support them with their future career choices.
Presented over two days, the girls enjoyed a jam packed programme, delivered in a variety of ways: career presentations from former pupils and staff, information webinars, guidance on career resources available, video presentations from university admissions personnel and active engagement in career discussion and debate.
The fourth year girls began by completing an EtonX course on research skills, for which they achieved an official certificate, and also enjoyed various talks from staff, former pupils and professionals via our brand new Careers Website, created by Ms Brown Head of Careers, which is now available for all senior pupils and available via the Pupil Hub.
Simultaneously, the fifth year girls were given an introduction to the UCAS process and given advice on choosing the right career path for them whether that is university, conservatoire, college, gap year, apprenticeship or employment. They were also introduced to the new careers website, and gained exclusive access to the new UCAS Day classroom which has lots of information and advice relevant to their stage in their career path. Alongside this they were shown pre-recorded videos from admission staff at the University of Aberdeen and NESCol which will remain in the classroom for them to see at any point.
The primary aim of the careers department at St Margaret’s is to encourage girls to ask questions about themselves and to assess their strengths and weaknesses, as well as identifying their interests, abilities and aptitudes. We hope the recent career days will help allow them to ultimately make informed career choices.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, former pupils, staff and admissions tutors, for their willingness to submit videos of themselves to ensure that our girls still receive a high level of careers education and support, despite the difficult circumstances.
Please keep an eye on the Careers Website as it will be updated regularly with information, advice and opportunities. If anyone would like to submit a careers video for the careers website, Ms Brown would be delighted to receive them.