On Monday 1st February, the English and Careers Departments were delighted to welcome Old Bedfordians Robin Hampshire (13-15) and Oliver Yew (00-05), back to the School for an event promoting Careers in Literature, Arts and the Media in the Recital Hall at Bedford School. The evening consisted of a Q & A session with a panel of six professionals whose careers spanned publishing, writing, law, media, journalism and acting. Pupils from Bedford School, Bedford Modern and Bedford Girls School had the opportunity to ask the panel about their own professional development and what challenges and opportunities the modern-day workplace proffered if one was to study Literature or a media-based degree.
Opening the event, Robin Hampshire spoke of the transition between sixth form life at Bedford School and university. Robin studies English Literature at the New College of Humanities and explained to the audience of pupils, parents and staff what they could expect in the next few years. Alongside five others, Sports journalist Oliver Yew (pictured above) sat on the panel, answering questions about his own professional development and what challenges and opportunities the modern-day workplace proffered if one was to study Literature or a media-based degree. The panel gave practical, aspirational and inspirational advice to an audience of 90 guests.
An enjoyable and informative evening, we would like to thank both Robin and Oliver for taking part in the event.
Perhaps you would like to help our current students make decisions about their future career, and encourage them to consider your profession or industry? Do think about coming along to our Careers Fair on the evening of 2nd March as a career representative to chat informally to current students about your career experiences and answer questions about your industry. Find out more here.