Olivia Nathan (Field's 2012-2017)

Currently a boarding graduate intern at Bromsgrove International School, Thailand
Olivia Nathan

What A Levels did you study?

Biology, Geography, Psychology, EPQ

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 went to the University of Leeds and studied Psychology.

What are you doing now and what plans do you have for the future?

I am currently a boarding graduate intern at Bromsgrove International School, Thailand. I work in boarding, assist with PE and swimming lessons, run a girls' wellbeing group, and tutor students in A level Psychology. I am going to study for a Master's in Neuroscience next academic year and am currently hoping to go on to become a Clinical Neuropsychologist or researcher in the Neuroscience field.

What influence has Lancing College had on your life?

Lancing has had a huge impact on my life; I look back on my time there extremely fondly. The community, Christian, and charity ethos of the school shaped my world view to what it is today. Lancing taught me to be passionate about my work; to explore subjects beyond the curriculum and outside of the classroom and this helped me hugely throughout my degree and beyond.

What hobbies or interests did you pick up during your time at Lancing?

I really enjoyed hockey, LAMDA, outreach programs, and the inter-house events. During 6th form, I contributed to the 'View from the Hill' online magazine which was really fun, and it was good practice for researching topics and writing in blog style.

Are you still in touch with people you met at Lancing?

Yes, during the holidays I often try to meet up with people who were at Lancing and am in contact online with those who are overseas.

What OL activities have you taken part in since you left (i.e. OL sports events, Business Networks etc.)?

I attended The University Ambassador event in 2018.

What advice would you give to a new pupil who is about to start at Lancing?

Get stuck in as much as possible! Lancing has so many wonderful opportunities to discover new interests and to make great friends from other houses whilst doing so. Try to interact with other year groups as this will really enhance your time at Lancing. Make the most of the academic clinics and teachers – they are a major help for homework and going over anything you didn't understand in class.