As part of our enrichment and extended learning programme for 6th Form pupils, we were excited to welcome David Hawkins, who specialises in helping pupils make international university applications. He is a former teacher and university adviser in schools in the UK and internationally and has helped hundreds of students make successful university applications.
Mr Hawkins is a member of the International Association for College Admission Counselling and an affiliated consultant to the Council of International Schools; and a trusted and well-known member of the international university admissions community with connections at universities around the world. The School was pleased to be hosting their t first International University Fair on May 8.
The event proved to be both popular and highly informative, representatives from a host of different international universities gave valuable presentations on what their institute offered and the advantages that could be gained from a truly international education. A number of business and hospitality focussed universities (the American based Hult International Business School and Les Roches and Glion in Switzerland) emphasised a unique course structure that in some cases encouraged students to study in a different country every year (Glion and Les Roche). Bishop’s University (America) and the Savannah College of Art and Design gave similarly impressive presentations. All of the universities present, impressed that their degree structure and focus were very much student-focussed with small class sizes, and considerable flexibility in degree structure
“It was a great opportunity for our pupils to explore opportunities they may otherwise have not considered. David and his team provided a plethora of useful information that the pupils can use as they explore their onward journey options. We are proud of everything that we offer at WGS to support the pupils and this is a huge part of it as they look to take the next steps in their education and careers.” Alex Laybourne, Deputy Head of 6th Form, Head of Careers