BVIS is delighted to announce its new career and university guidance service.
Based in the new careers room on the second floor, the career and university guidance service offers a wide range of help and advice to BVIS students about their worldwide higher education choices and future career options including:
- Individual college and university guidance interviews for everyone in years 12 and 13.
- Aptitude based career profiling using the Morrisby online assessment system.
- PHSE sessions on higher education choices, applications and university life.
- A library of college and university prospectuses and access to online search resources.
- Workshops on topics such as scholarships, Oxbridge entrance and American community colleges.
- Help with writing college essays and personal statements.
- Advice for those who are finding making career and university choices difficult.
While initially focused on years 12 and 13, help and advice will also be available to years 9 and 11 when they choose their subject options. The help is provided by Mr Luke Curran who joined the BVIS staff in August. Mr Curran originally qualified as a youth and community officer specialising in advice and information work. For the last ten years he has combined being the director of a small educational charity in Wales (UK) with lecturing at Cardiff University where he taught both youth studies and social ethics. He continues to supervise students doing postgraduate dissertations in these subjects.
Students can come and see Mr Curran anytime and he is very happy to meet with parents to discuss matters relating to careers and university entrance.