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Higher Education & Career Guidance

Boys reading in the Careers Office

Almost all our boys go on to higher education, the majority to the most competitive universities in the UK, to the US and to other global destinations, and thereafter into all the major professions, with a significant number working in Engineering, the Law and Medicine. The College also has a long standing reputation for producing some of the finest actors, musicians, sportsmen and writers in the country.

The Careers teams are based in a purpose built facility and work together providing the Beyond Dulwich website, as well as lessons and form tutorials for boys in the Middle and Upper school.  Upper School boys receive practical guidance on identifying their long term aspirations and making informed decisions for their next educational stages including advice as to how degree course choices might influence future careers. The Director of University Admissions runs a series of talks and workshops for parents and boys covering all aspects of the admissions process, from choosing the right course, through to preparing personal statements and interview techniques.  Gap year students are given the same level of support and encouragement.

Following GCSEs and through until UCAS application, boys are taught how to identify, research and secure opportunities within career areas of potential interest. They benefit from our Professional Insight Programme which draws on links with hundreds of external contacts including Old Alleynians and graduate employers who lend their expertise via advice and opportunities for students. Our professional networking evenings bring together external sector specialists from among our contacts, giving boys with relevant career interests the opportunity to meet and network with the professionals and establish links.

The annual Careers and Courses convention brings together representatives from around 25 universities and colleges, and from commerce and industry, providing meetings and seminars with advisers and giving boys and their parents current advice concerning the wealth of opportunities available to them.  

Dr Rachel McIlwaine
Director of University Admissions

Mr Mark Nash
Deputy Director of University Admissions

Mrs Elizabeth Soare
Head of Careers

Ms Nicola Stoney
Careers Administrator

Ms Camille Evans
Careers Adviser