Careers and Higher Education


School & External Visitors

University Representatives

School Profile


It is important that students develop the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about the next stages of their life after secondary school. Lauren Sharman, the Head of Careers and Higher Education, Christopher Nyathi and Nurashia Maharaj, our two Higher Education Counsellors, counsel students in a wide range of higher education and careers options.

In the lower years, careers education is delivered mostly through the Pastoral Programme as well as some bespoke workshops intending to investigate the world of work. The team coordinate work experience for Year 11 students, and are always looking to expand the opportunities available. If you are able to support us in this work please contact Lauren Sharman.

Higher education guidance happens through individual and group provision in Years 11-13. The team take an active part in advising students on programme and subject options, particularly in Year 11. In Years 12 and 13 they advise students on a group and individual basis and manage applications for all the major H.E. destinations: UK, USA, Hong Kong, Canada and Australia. They are also able to help students research and apply to other tertiary systems. They advise on overseas tests such as TOEFL/IELTS and SAT/ACT. Evening meetings that focus on Higher Education are organised for the parents of students in Years 11 and 12. Lauren, Christopher and Nurashia are supported in their work by an Administrative Assistant.

The Careers Centre is located in the Diploma Centre on the Sixth Floor and is stocked with a comprehensive range of reference materials and prospectuses. The Careers Section of the VLE acts as a medium through which students can access aspects of the Careers Curriculum, search Higher Education options worldwide and receive news of upcoming events external to the school.

We are lucky enough to receive a wealth of visitors representing universities and colleges from around the world. These opportunities are advertised through the VLE and the team encourages all students to attend.

We would love to welcome you onto our campus! If you are interested in scheduling a visit you can contact Lauren Sharman on or book in via the RepVisits website. The best times to visit us to potentially meet with students are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:05-10:25am or 12:35-1:15pm, Tuesdays 12:35-1:15pm, or Fridays 10:05-10:25am.

2023 Destinations

For higher education destinations from previous years, please click HERE

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