From Lancing To The World's Best Universities

This year’s leavers filed out of the Chapel on the last day of term to rapturous applause from the Lancing community. This concluded an amazing two years of sixth form and, for many, a full five years of a Lancing education. Every year, this day is bittersweet.


The 2024 leavers can look forward to the next phase of their journey with a plethora of excellent university offers, standing as a testament to their hard work, planning, and ambition. The greatest number of offers this year have come from Imperial College, University College London, King’s College London, Exeter, and Manchester. Additionally, two students have secured highly prestigious degree apprenticeships, a route growing in popularity that is being increasingly considered by pupils.

Lancing College pupils have chosen to study a heterogeneous selection of courses this year, covering subjects in the Sciences, Engineering, Business Management, Economics, Computer Studies, the Humanities, Veterinary Science, Music and Aerospace. Data shows that for 70% of graduate jobs, the subject you chose to study at university doesn’t affect employment rate. It can therefore be a wise decision to pursue the subject that interests and excites you most. A glance through the Times 2024 list of 100 Top Graduate employers showcases an impressive range of opportunities available post university.

The diversity of courses chosen by Lancing pupils each year is evidence of the highly personalised programme of support and guidance on offer from dedicated tutors, teachers, and higher education experts. Furthermore, our team provides specialist support to those considering opportunities at overseas universities. In the past five years, some 40 Lancing students have chosen to study outside the UK.


Lancing College University Ambassadors Programme

Recently, this year’s group had the opportunity to meet some of Lancing’s University Ambassadors when they visited the College for their annual event. Students met with alumni who are currently at university and were able to learn about choosing and joining university, life at university, work experience, and the details of various undergraduate courses. Students found this very helpful; for some, this would influence their choice of destination or area of study, and for others, it served as a valuable reminder of the importance of planning ahead. Preparation for university and the UCAS process starts early, with Lower Sixth pupils encouraged to attend university open days across the summer.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our alumni who attended this year's University Ambassadors day as well as our Foundation Team for organising the event. The alumni in attendance were:

 

UniversityNameCourse
Durham UniversityAlex BadcockEconomics
Winchester UniversityFrancesca BannisterForensic Investigative Pscyhologyt
Keele UniversityShirin MirzayashevaMedicine
Oxford UniversityPoppy SutcliffeEnglish
Warwick UniversityBugie Val-UgbeidePsychology
Cambridge UniversityNima ZanjaniNatural Sciences
Loughborough UniversityHenry OliverIndustrial Design
London School of EconomicsTanya MarwahaInternational Relations and Chinese
Queen Mary University of LondonScarlett PhillipsHistory

 


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