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Year 12 Futures Day

Alumni came to talk to Year 12 students about the worlds of university, being a student and work at today's Futures Day .

The aims of the day were for all students to focus on improving their networking skills.

They were helped to think about transferable skills and to describe their strengths – recognising their brand and selling points.

All students had the opportunity to meet alumni and to consider different career pathways and HE routes taken by previous RAS students.

It was hoped that all students would start to consider alternative pathways available to them in the future and begin planning steps for their first thoughts with regards to employment and/or higher education and/or training.

Students were helped to see that qualifications are only one aspect of their 'brand' that they can improve!    They should also think about interview skills, driving licences, IT skills, communication skills, numeracy, lateral thinking, creativity, customer service, working with multiple age groups, etc.

Workshops included apprenticeships, interview skills both telephone and face to face, presentation skills, careers in the creative arts, entrepreneurship, thinking about a gap year, making applications and writing a good CV. 

The photos show alumni Ruby Ure talking about working for Operation Raleigh, Sam Corkin talking about his career in music, and Lewis Crook asking the question why go to university, then Miss Haggett, Head of Sixth Form, talking to the students, and the afternoon workshops with alumni and staff