I'm Jane, and now studying Geography at Durham University after 7 years spent at Cardinal Hume Catholic School; studying Geography, Biology, English Literature and English Language in Sixth Form...keeping my options open for a number of possible career paths!
Whilst at school I visited a number of university tasters and summer schools and managed to get an interview at Cambridge University. Within school we were provided with a variety of university talks relating to life, finance and extra-curricular activities. Besides gaining an insight into university, Cardinal Hume provided me with a number of experiences to get me there, filling out my personal statement ! As Head Girl I worked alongside a great team to set up and run events such as 'Children In Need' day and the end of year Prom, gaining a variety of soft transferable skills universities and employers are looking for. Additional volunteering in sport, in and out of school, led me to be nominated and carry the Olympic Torch on behalf of the school - topping off my time at CHCS!
Subject specific, I really enjoyed Geography at school, an interested in international development, and had great fun on the field trip to the Isle of Arran. Yet university has given me an insight to a whole load of new topics, and although I'm still unsure of what career I'd like to go into (which is fine!!) I'm definitely reconsidering what part of Geography interests me most.
University is definitely worth the time, hard work (although this isn't always clear during exam time!) and money for the vast experiences, knowledge and opportunities it offers you! Cardinal Hume was a great school to attend, providing me with a mountain of experiences aiding progression into university. Good Luck and Enjoy!