11 October 2018
Higher Education programme
The Institute of Higher Education and Professional Insight has hosted visitors from many international universities this term, to speak to the Sixth Form and parents.
Speakers have included Keith Light, Director of International Admissions at Yale; Katie Quille, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago, who gave students an essay-writing workshop; Mike Fakih, Director of Admissions at Parsons School of Art and Design, New York, who spoke about their range of courses, career opportunities and what they look for in an applicant’s portfolio; and Jim Bock, Dean of Admissions at Swarthmore, who gave a talk on the importance of the different parts of the college application.
We also welcomed David Trott, Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of William and Mary in Virgina, Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania; Sara Alsayyed, Associate Director of International Recruitment at the University of Toronto; Francis Chan and Dr Annie Kung, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Tara Lindros, Associate Dean of Admissions, Wesleyan and Nathan Mack, International Admissions Officer for the University of Southern California.
In addition our prospective medics in the Upper Sixth benefited from a BMAT workshop delivered by Medic Portal and the Lower Sixth had a talk on volunteering opportunities with the National Citizenship Service.
Our students who are applying to US or international universities have benefited from this extensive range of talks which have enabled them to know and understand first-hand what top schools are looking for in a competitive application.
After half term some of the Upper Sixth students will be taking university admissions tests for Medicine and for Oxford and Cambridge University and we have planned a number of opportunities for these students to do university interview practice.
In the Lent term 2019 we begin our full programme of talks and individual HE meetings for the Lower Sixth.