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Request for support: Academic Society Seminars

AT BVGS, we pride ourselves on enabling our students to flourish: be ready for the working world and informed about the choices they make after Vesey. Help us to help them do this.

BVGS is seeking to find ‘friends of the school’ and alumni to deliver presentations or lead seminars based on their own personal experiences. We would be delighted to welcome past speakers and are always eager to meet new ones. 

These seminars have made a significant impact on our students. MedSoc was the first of our socieites, and since the introduction of the society we have seen record numbers of successful applications to medical schools. We look to grow our other socieites to experience the same success rate as MedSoc. Even if you don't see your subject area listed below, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would be interested in sharing your experiences and career path with our students. 
  • MedSoc meets each week from 1.15pm – 1.50pm on a Friday lunchtime.
  • LawSoc meets from 1.15pm – 1.50pm on a Monday Lunchtime
  • EconSoc meets from 1.15pm -1.50pm on a Friday Lunchtime
  • The other academic societies meet on a more informal basis, depending on the availability of guest speakers.
If these times aren't suitable, but you would be interested in giving support by coming and speaking to our students at another time, or you would be willing to offer CV reviews or telephone interviews, please get in contact. 

If you would be interested in contributing to any of these groups, would be able to support in another way, or might be able to set up a potential contact, please e-mail, David Goodwin (Head of Sixth Form) at: d.goodwin@bishopveseys.bham.sch.uk. 

We would also be interested to hear from any alumni who have any experience of ‘Academic Interviewing’. For a number of years, we have held an 'Annual Interview jamboree' as part of our build-up to Oxbridge ‘Interview Season’. Our students who are applying for courses, which include an interview, value the external support gained by this ‘Practice Interview Session’. This year’s event will be taking
place on Friday 8th November 2019. If you are interested in participating in this event, please get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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