Putting our students’ futures first
A busy schedule of visits and events organised by the College’s careers service – The CUBE – has given students plenty of food for thought about their futures.
Students Marissa Adufo and Devang Pandya (pictured) were both selected to take part in the Think Investments programme which involved five employer masterclasses and two work shadowing opportunities with top City Investment companies.
The students met with current apprentices and found out about the different career paths available in the finance and investment sector. The programme culminated in a graduation ceremony at Barings Asset Management, which both Marissa and Devang attended.
Budding journalists attend Reuters talk
Students had the rare opportunity to hear from a former journalist about what it is like working for an international news organisation like Reuters.
Retired newsman David Cowell visited College to speak about the spread of fake news and how it undermines serious media coverage and factual news stories.
He said social media, particularly Facebook, had contributed to an increase in sensationalist and exaggerated journalism.
The talk was organised by Reuters in partnership with Peter Keep from the Charlotte Project, which enables young people to engage with journalists, giving them a better understanding of the job. Peter set up the Charlotte Project in memory of his wife who was a successful journalist at Reuters.
Code like a girl programme
Student Isla Qureshi took part in a four-day Coding Programme at Vodafone where she learnt the technical skills to build her own website.
The Coding Programme encourages girls who are hugely under-represented in STEM fields to gain the skills and confidence to thrive in a STEM career.
Isla said: “The workshop was an amazing experience that helped me learn new skills. I had no previous experience of coding and yet at the end of the workshop I was able to set up and code a functional website.”
The programme forms part of Vodafone’s wider ambition to be the best employer for women by 2025.