Sean van Eynort (Gibbs’ 2014-2017)

Plans to do a Masters’ in International relations and Diplomacy
Sean van Eynort

What A Levels did you study?

I studied Physics, Spanish, History and Maths, I also did Chemistry AS

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 after Lancing during which I travelled to China, Fiji and the Galapagos to do nature conservation projects.

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

I am currently in my last year at the University of Sheffield studying History and Archaeology after which I hope to do a Master’s in International relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University.

What influence has Lancing College had on your life?

Lancing gave me the confidence and support I needed to get into university and study what I most enjoyed as well as being the place where I discovered how much I enjoyed singing and swimming. Lancing also gave me a global network of friends that I was able to meet up with in Chengdu, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York and more.

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

I started singing for the first time, I joined the swimming team and in my last year, I was able to have riding lessons. 

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

Yes, one of my friends is currently at Sheffield with me and I frequently meet up with others. Many have become family friends and I hope to keep for life.

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

I have gone to the Young OLs reunion in London every year to see friends and acquaintances.

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

Find something you've never tried before and try it! The options are incredible, and I found all the staff really supportive even when I clearly had no clue what I was doing.