Careers Week at Long Road (25 February – 1st March) gave our students a chance to think about what they might do in the future. Each subject department prepared sessions during which students could, for example, watch videos, either by online careers specialists Careers Box or by professional bodies. There were talks both by former students and visiting speakers. Long Road students were also invited to share their ‘careers research’, for example from visits to universities.
Here is a cross-section of the activities which were on offer:
Philosophy and Religious Studies: conference and visiting speaker from the University of East Anglia (already on our News page: http://www.longroad.ac.uk/news/2013/03/philosophy-students-attend-conference-and-learn-about-degrees-in-philosophy/ )
Politics: During Careers week the department focused on employment, using an article from The Guardian:“ What you can do with a Politics degree”. There was discussion about some of the careers in the article and students were then referred to websites and books for further research.
Physics: Students viewed an Institute of Physics powerpoint presentation of Physics careers then took part in a ‘Funnel’ activity, which introduced them to the huge number of careers which use Physics, including optometry, financial analysis, trading standards, computer games design and sound engineering as well as the better-known civil engineering, architecture and astrophysics. They all received a booklet on studying Physics at university – and as a bonus, a formula and equation booklet.
Biology: watched and discussed the Careers Box video on veterinary science.
History: invited a former student to come and talk to our students.
Art National Diploma: Year 1 students received a portfolio presentation from their fellow Year 2 Diploma students, who talked about their interview experiences / applications and portfolios.
Health and Social Care Diploma: our HSC staff, who have lots of first-hand industry experience, combined their groups and gave a carousel of talks.
Psychology: Students discussed a British Psychological Society resources leaflet and accompanying videos. Also, students who had been on the Higher Education trip to the University of Nottingham shared their experiences with the rest of the group.