Ernie Chan (School 2014 - 2018)

Hopes to work as a data scientist at a Premier League football club
Ernie Chan

When did you join Lancing College?

I joined Lancing in the Fourth Form.

Which subjects did you study for A Level?

I studied Maths, Further Maths and Economics at A Level. I also took A Level Chinese as it is my native language, as well as additional Further Maths and Modern History for AS Level.

Where did you go to university and what did you study?

I am currently at the University of Warwick studying Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE).

What are your plans for the future?

In the future, I hope to be able to work as a data scientist at a Premier League Football Club – my dream job!

How has Lancing helped you get to where you are now?

Lancing helped me to achieve in a multitude of ways. Lancing has a fantastic Maths department, with excellent teachers. They helped me to recognise and develop my interest in statistics, and the economics department held a lot of events to help me apply what I had learnt in the classroom to real life scenarios. Lancing helped me to achieve 3 A*s at A Level, and it was instrumental in helping me realise that there is so much knowledge to be explored in the real world.

Lancing was also a great platform for me to make friends, not only in my house, but also on the football pitch. Although my level of skill in football was not particularly high, I was still given the opportunity to represent the College, as long as I was willing. Lancing has great sports facilities and the positive atmosphere encouraged me to continue my interest in sport. I even went on to win the Lancing Sports Personality of the Year. I also had the opportunity for the first time to play in an orchestra.

In addition, I held a number of positions during my time at Lancing, such as House Captain and I was the student councillor representative for my year. These positions enabled me to develop my leadership and communication skills. I truly believe I have reaped the benefits from trying new things at Lancing and I have become a more all-rounded person.

Have you kept in touch with people from Lancing?

Yes, I am still in touch with a lot of the people I met at Lancing – many I think will remain lifelong friends. Lancing truly provided me with the platform to nurture long term friendships. I still think that coming to Lancing was one of the best decisions I have ever made.