Record at careers session
A record number of guest speakers on science, engineering and information technology visited Collyer’s in Horsham.
The college hosted one of the largest Sixth Form Science careers events in the country of its kind. Collyer’s students took the opportunity to get an insight into the extensive range of careers on offer and the chance to listen and talk to experts from a wide variety of backgrounds.
The college’s Head of Faculty for Mathematics and Science Dr Rob Hussey said: “Careers advice is enormously important for our students and this event provides a platform allowing students to ask any questions they may have to those currently working in the industry. It is also a great way of introducing careers that students may have never previously considered. With a new record of over 50 speakers presenting across eight subject areas in the Faculty of Science and Maths, the Collyer’s Science Careers Day 2016 was another spectacular success”.
The event welcomed professionals including electronic and mechanical engineers, patent lawyers, forensic fire investigators, veterinary surgeons, researchers searching for black holes; science undergraduates, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, clinical psychologists and professionals working in medicine.
Collyer’s Vice Principal Steve Nicholls said: “It was lovely to see many of our ex-students back at Collyer’s. Having enjoyed incredible success in their science, engineering and IT careers after leaving us, it was great to see them helping the next generation of talented and hard-working students.”