Careers conference

Rossett School students at their conference. (S)

Rossett School students at their conference. (S)

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Talks by a range of professionals have helped Harrogate students to explore the career options ahead of them.

A series of speakers taking part in the Psychology and Sociology Conference organised by Rossett School, encouraged students to use their A level qualifications for their future careers.

A criminal profiler, an early years’ specialist and a social worker attended, covering topics including the role of social workers in communities, forensic psychiatry, and the use of psychology in crime.

Each speaker explained how to pursue a career in these areas, and gave advice on university applications and gaining work experience.

Actress and singer Adriana Calvert also joined the event to talk to students from six North Yorkshire schools about the first few years of her life in Romania, followed by her adoption in the UK. Adoption is a key area of study in the Psychology course.

Rossett’s Head of Psychology and Sociology, Claire Reed, said: “We are delighted with the response we have had to this event.

“It was great to be able to invite students from Harrogate Grammar, St John Fisher, Ilkley Grammar, Malton and Menwith Hill schools to join us.

“Questions about careers after studying psychology and sociology apply to students at all schools; it was beneficial for everyone to be able to share their questions and receive answers from the experts.

“The students clearly found the speakers helpful and have taken on board the valuable advice that was given. They fully engaged with the topics discussed and we are sure that many will be inspired to pursue psychology or sociology further.”