Life After Bexleyheath
Our Alumni Network
We are very proud of our former students. We like to stay in touch with them and we take a keen interest in their lives once they have left the Academy. Many of them revisit to talk to existing students about their current jobs, their career paths or university experiences. These sessions are always a popular feature of our Academy Careers programme. We find that our younger students can be greatly inspired by hearing success stories from former students. Having grown up in the same community and sat in the same classrooms, they can show students that ‘people like me’ do succeed.
Over the last year we have invited back recent Sixth Form Leavers to help share their educational and career stories with our current students, please see below for details of two of inspiring Alumni-led event.
Careers Networking Event
During March all students from years 8 and 10 took part in a careers speed networking event, where they found out about different career pathways. Over 50 different employers visited us ranging from local and national companies, including Coca Cola, Direct Line, ITV, TFL, Extreme Vortex. 25% of our visiting employers were former academy students, it was lovely to welcome them back.
Undergraduate Networking Event
In July, our Undergraduate Networking Event took place. Eighteen former students attended the Academy to give our Year 7 and 12 students insight into university life. Our students spent a lesson speed networking asking different questions on all aspects of university life: managing a budget, missing family, course choices and social life. The undergraduates were very complimentary about all of our students, but particularly pleasantly surprised by how knowledgeable Year 7 were with the whole university concept
We hope to grow our alumni network, if you previously attended Bexleyheath Academy or Bexleyheath School please join our network by completing the short registration form on the Careers pages of the school website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to find out more, about joining our network please contact us via email.