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Alumnae speak at Higher Education Evening

Alumnae spoke at the FHS Higher Education Evening at Sloane Square.

(L to R) Alumnae Xorsheed Xanjani and Eleni Nicolaou with Rachel Sawyer
(L to R) Alumnae Xorsheed Xanjani and Eleni Nicolaou with Rachel Sawyer
7 Mar 2019
Sixth Form students and their parents were fortunate to hear five alumnae speak at the FHS Higher Education Evening. Xorsheed, Lois, Nadine, Eleni and Tessa spoke in detail, revealing how their lives have progressed since leaving school.

Mike Nicholson, Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions at University of Bath, was first to the stage, conveying invaluable, practical advice and information about the university applications and admissions processes. Led by Joint Head of Sixth Form Rachel Sawyer, alumnae Xorsheed and Eleni followed Mr Nicholson, speaking at length to the packed hall about the importance of ‘studying the subjects you love the most’ and using ‘university, not stress, as the prime motivating force’ for tackling A Level exam pressure.

Guests then had the options of attending alumnae Tessa Teo’s Medicine Seminar in the Morison Seminar Room, and Lois Heslop’s Oxbridge seminar in 1A. Tessa, Class of 2017, is now studying Medicine at King’s College London. She spoke about independent learning and the importance of original thought when speaking at interviews. Lois, also Class of 2017, studies Physics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and emphasised the diversity (and appeal!) of extra-curricular clubs: Lois is a choral scholar and also plays netball, both offering rich opportunities outside of the classroom. Tessa and Lois answered questions from students and their parents before guests gathered in the Sixth Form Common Room, where alumni Nadine Seif, currently taking a gap year and working at FHS as a Teaching Assistant, spoke of how FHS fostered a strong sense of independence in students, instilling the confidence to navigate life’s hurdles. Nadine will be attending University of St Andrew’s in September to study Psychology.

Thank you to all alumnae who gave up their time to speak at FHS. If you would like to take part in a talk, or provide support to our university and career programmes, do get in touch by emailing
Alumnae speak at Higher Education Evening, March 2019

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