HE Forum 2022

Take Flight Careers Afternoon

Our Higher Education and Careers Forum took on a new format this year. ‘Take Flight’ gave Year 10, 11 and Lower Sixth students an opportunity to hear from a number of Old Wulfrunians (OWs) about their first-hand experiences in both higher education and employment, providing an afternoon full of inspirational talks and meaningful advice!

A detailed bio from each OW was shared in advance, enabling students to make an informed decision about which talk to attend. OW’s shared thoughts around what influenced their decisions to choose the subjects they did at GCSE, A Level and university. How to make the most of Open Days and the university experience were also topics of clear interest and full of useful, relevant and relatable advice.

Our guest speakers helpfully shared insight into their journey from Wolverhampton Grammar School to where they are now – the highs, the lows and most memorable moments. They talked about their career paths, both conventional and unconventional, and encouraged students to have the confidence to think outside of the box – and to basically, take flight!

A huge thank you to our OWs – Helen Clinton (OW 2016), Poppy Flint (OW 2004), Geneva Hoffman (2017), David Jackson (OW 2008) Jenny Wilson (2011), James Cox (OW 2019), Talia Sinnott (OW 2016), Tom Steel (OW 2018) and Ben Ward (OW 2021) for giving their time and sharing their experiences!

If you would be interested in helping with similar events in the future, or taking part in a lunchtime careers lecture, please do get in touch!