Last Saturday, we were delighted to welcome back nine recent leavers as part of our biennial ‘Next Steps’ careers talk for the current Sixth Form. The Old Suttonians, who left the School between 2015 and 2018, took part in the talk in the Baughan Theatre, chaired by the Headmaster.
The event opened with the panel being asked the topical question of whether university still represented good value, inspired by a recent article in The Guardian claiming that one in five graduates lose money across their lifetime by going to university. The consensus what that it was, given the life skills and experience gained. Other topics for debate included the advantage of placement years and gap years, as well as non-university routes, including direct-to-work schemes and apprenticeships.
Our thanks go to Michael Adebiyi (2015 M), Lydia Davies (2015 H), Bethany Webb (2015 F), Adam Dawkins (2016 H), Vendula Hoppe (2016 S), Tom Lennard (2016 H), Annabelle Blake (2017 C), Edward Simmonds (2017 M) and Harriet Aburn (2018 L) for giving up their time to take part. Our thanks to them all for making this such an informative and motivating morning for the Sixth Form.