University and Careers

Staff

Miss Karen Jordan                
Departmental Administrator
Mrs Lem Millar
Deputy Director Sixth Form
(Higher Education & Careers)   
Mrs Olwen Parkinson              
Careers Co-ordinator             


Mr James Hyder      
GAP and HE
Mr Nick Culver
Director of VI Form

Staff Responsibilities

The Guidance Team comprises the following staff:

Mrs Lem Millar
LSDM Deputy Director Sixth Form (Higher Education & Careers)

Lem Millar has overall responsibility for managing the smooth running of our Higher Education and Careers advice and guidance within the school. Her primary role involves managing university applications (UCAS) within the school for Sixth Form and OEs, overseeing Sixth Form tutors' advice to students, organising the school’s University Open Day visits, promoting Higher Education courses and taster days to the student body, organising visiting speakers to talk about various aspects of Higher Education and providing support and guidance to students as they research and then choose their Higher Education route. She runs the School's 'Post A level Clinic' during the August vacation and is the school’s direct link with Higher Education establishments.  She also acts as a supervisor on the Extended Project. 

Mr Nick Culver
NDC Director of Sixth Form

Nick Culver is responsible for managing the applications to Oxford and Cambridge universities for VI Form students and OEs, working closely with LSDM and GSH in this regard. He also acts as a supervisor on the Extended Project, which the School regards as a useful complement to the Oxbridge entry process.

Miss Karen Jordan
KJ HE & Careers Administrator

Karen Jordan is the public face of the HE & Careers team and  acts as the team's administrator on all matters regarding Higher Education and Careers.  She is often the first point of contact in the HE & Careers Centre. KJ maintains the School's records of Leavers' destinations and organises University Open Days and other trips and visits on behalf of the department.  She is an important part of our liaison with local work experience providers.

Mrs Olwen Parkinson
OMP Careers Co-ordinator

Olwen Parkinson is responsible for the day-to day Careers Advice given to students throughout the school, but particularly within the Sixth Form as the students' thoughts become more directed towards life after KES.  She runs the psychometric testing programmes for pupils in the Lower and Upper School and provides our Upper School students with individual careers based interviews, so that an appropriate choice of post 16 courses are investigated. Work experience placements for the VI Form are negotiated through Mrs Parkinson, who maintains a wide portfolio of contacts with local businesses and industries. Aspects of Health and Safety in the work place are addressed in her preliminary check ups.

Mr James Hyder
JEH Assistant Sixth Form HE Tutor and Head of Year

James Hyder has specific responsibility for GAP students, who perennially comprise a very significant proportion of our leavers. Each year between 35% and 45% of our students opt to take time 'out' between School and University and Mr Hyder’s role is to help them prepare and plan for this in order to make the year as productive and fulfilling as possible. Mr Hyder maintains a network of contacts in the many organisations that exist to support students during their GAP year and, each year, a number of Old Edwardians return to discuss their adventures during the Foundation Studies programme.  In addition, Mr Hyder has specific responsibility for advising students who wish to make an application(s) to study at overseas universities.