Virtual Careers Convention 2022
At the start of the Lent term we usually welcome over 70 exhibitors to Dulwich for our annual Courses and Careers Convention. From universities and gap year providers to companies and professionals from wide variety of sectors, they spend the morning sharing their knowledge with students at Dulwich College and SSLP schools. Unfortunately, for the second year running we have not been able to run this event as we usually would. A Higher Education fair will be taking place on Tuesday 29 March, from 2.45pm - 5.30pm for students at the College and SSLP schools, along with other networking, careers and employability events in the summer. In the meantime, we hope that this virtual Convention will provide students with a useful resource as they start thinking about the next stage of their lives, whether that be university, an apprenticeship or even a future career. Alongside the website, which includes links and videos from universities and professionals, you can also find pre-recorded webinars which cover university applications, both here and overseas, apprenticeships and gap year schemes. All details are in the tabs below, and if you have any questions please contact StoneyNC@dulwich.org.uk
On this page you will find resources from some of the top universities across the UK, as well as some institutions you might not be aware of. Each university has provided resources to help you, which includes introductory videos, campus tours and videos from current students, as well as other information and links for you to explore.
It's obviously important to visit a university you're hoping to go to but hopefully, when we're all stuck at home, this will provide you with a 'one stop shop' as you start your research.
Here you will find videos from professionals working in a wide variety of sectors, as well as information on other related activities such as internships and gap years. Videos are still being added, so do check back if there's not one from a career you're interested in.
Many professionals answered the same 7 questions to provide you with an overview of their work and career path, as well as offering their advice. These questions were:
- Name, job title and current company
- A levels, degree and which university (or alternative route if you didn’t go to university)?
- Tell us about your current role and how it came about?
- What’s the most interesting part of your job?
- What’s the most difficult/challenging part of your job?
- What's next for you?
- What advice would you give to your 17 year old self?
- Careers with Languages
- Civil Service
- Creative Careers
- Financial Services & Business
- Other - gap year & work experience
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Current undergraduates discuss their course, why they choose it and their university experiences so far.
These videos can also be found on their respective university page, under the 'Universities' tab.
Exeter - Malika Business Economics
Durham - Matthew History & Politics
SOAS - Pendar International Relations
Nottingham - Sean Economics
Oxford - Jonny PPE
SOAS - Lizzie International Relations & Chinese
Dauphine London - Maxine Economics & Management
LSE - Anastazie Law
Manchester - Maddie Museum Studies (MA)
Glasgow - Ethan Economics & Geography
Glasgow - Jethro Central & Eastern European Studies
Glasgow - Liv English Literature & History of Art
Newcastle - undergraduate discussion
Manchester - Anam Psychology
KCL - Ammar Geography & Spatial Analysis
Studying Languages post-GCSE
Robert Baylis, Head of Modern Languages at Dulwich College, discusses the benefits of studying languages
Durham - Eleanor Modern Languages
Nottingham - Fiona Spanish & Business
Bath - Matt Modern Languages
Representatives from the universities of East Anglia, Edinburgh, Nottingham and York discuss university applications, and offer insight and advice into the UCAS process.
Sarah Booth, University of Warwick
Sarah Whitaker, Lancaster University
Seminar with Leading Education
Jon Ratnasabapathy and Jake Stattel, Dulwich College
Robert Baylis, Dulwich College
James Luckhurst, Interview Guru