Three student ambassadors as well as tutors from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London visited Aylward Academy last week to give Year 9 students advice about their career choices. Staff from Computing, Sports and Enrichment all gave workshops on career choices with particular emphasis on careers in the sports and ICT industries.

The tutors were supported by three ambassadors, Hani Gue, Laura Dewey and Dogus Karsili, who all volunteer while studying or mentoring at the College. The ambassadors are part of a wider programme that involves visiting schools and events across London to speak to prospective students about courses and life at the College.

The event at Aylward Academy in Edmonton was aimed at getting students who are currently choosing their GCSE options to think about what they want to do after school.

The three ambassadors had the opportunity to present to groups of 30 at a time, giving information and advice on a range of careers from accountancy to air hosting.

Enrichment Manager, Anthony Robinson, said: “The ambassadors did a great job and should be very proud of themselves. It’s not easy speaking to a group of people but they showed confidence and maturity and really inspired the students.”

He added: “It’s important that we have ambassadors who can speak to people of their own age with similar experiences. This way, young people get a real understanding of what it’s like to study at the College.”

Staff and ambassadors received positive feedback from Sharon Cox , Director of Enterprise in Education Partnership, who organised the day. She said: “The lecturers knew at what level to pitch their talks and the student ambassadors demonstrated a maturity beyond their years.  Both staff and student ambassadors presented and responded in a manner which ensured they kept the Aylward students’ attention and the student ambassadors integrated extremely well with the school staff, facilitators and business guests.  They all added a great deal to the day and it would be a very positive to move to have them involved again.”

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