What A Levels did you study?
For A Level (A2) I studied Spanish, Italian, History and Psychology.
If you went to university, where did you go and what did you study? If you didn’t go to university, what did you do instead?
I took a gap year before going to University which I really benefitted from; I travelled around the Philippines and Thailand after doing work experience. Afterwards I did a Fitness Instructor course a TESOL. I then went to the University of Kent and studied Social Anthropology so I managed to incorporate a lot from the A levels I did at Lancing in my degree, which was great.
What are you doing now and what plans do you have for the future?
At the moment I’m living in London with my sister and working in a bakery part time but plan to work with a charity specialising in the elderly. Sadly Coronavirus has meant that I haven’t been able to do this yet. Actually I discovered my passion for helping elderly individuals from doing 4 years of Outreach at Lancing.
What influence has Lancing had on your life?
Lancing College helped me discover my passions and interest in subjects like history as well as sports like aerobics and rock climbing, which I might never have been able to try otherwise.
What hobbies or interests did you pick up during your time at Lancing?
From living and studying at Lancing I learnt to love cross country running and have been a runner ever since, participating in my first ever half marathon last year. I also developed my love for tennis.
Are you still in touch with people you met at Lancing?
Though I tried to keep in touch with friends from Lancing unfortunately I’m not so much anymore, but hope to be again one day in the future.
What OL activities have you taken part in since you left (ie OL sports events, Business Networks etc)?
I’m afraid I haven’t taken part in OL events as they’ve often collided with University deadlines or travelling but I’ve been tempted many a time to join in with cross country runs. I really miss the South Downs.
What advice would you give to a new pupil who is about to start at Lancing?
To anyone starting at Lancing or thinking about it, I’d say do as much as possible and enjoy all the new experiences about to come your way. Only good things will come from keeping an open mind. I’d also say on harder days, as like anything in life, school brings its challenges, like when feeling home sick perhaps, or not doing as well as you might hope, take one day at a time and make the most of all the people around you who really do care and are there to support you.